During a virtual interaction with teachers, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said there will be no change in the syllabus of JEE, NEET. However, the exam pattern has been modified. Students will have to answer only 75 out of 90 questions.
Pokhriyal also said “CBSE has trained 4.80 lakh teachers in online education teaching. VS trained over 15 thousand and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya trained over nine thousand teachers. Online evaluation training was also provided by NVS. Training of teachers in online education is critical. Schools are yet to resume to their full capacities. Several platforms like ‘Nishtha’ has been launched for the benefit of teachers.”
The minister added, “One Nation One digital platform, 20 lakhs crore was distributed as part of which PMeVidya was provided to students. We are using initiatives like One class one channel, DIKSHA, Pathshala.” Saying around 800 radio programmes are being aired via radio, Nishank said that classes are also conducted via television radio, community radio to reach out to students.
The minister also said “It is a difficult task to implement National Education Policy at the ground level”. The Education Minister has considered the teachers as a link between the drafting of the NEP 2020 and its implementation.