Ex-ISRO Chief-Led Panel To Suggest NTA Reforms, Review Exams

Ex-ISRO Chief-Led Panel To Recommend NTA Reforms, Evaluate Exams

The NTA, which is below fireplace over the lapses within the conduct of NEET and UGC-NET, is gearing as much as conduct on Sunday a retest for the medical entrance examination for 1,563 candidates who have been earlier awarded grace marks to make up for the lack of time at six centres.

NEET, UGC-NET Irregularities: Ex-ISRO Chief-Led Panel To Suggest NTA Reforms, Review Exams
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NEET Paper Leak: Amid a row over irregularities in aggressive exams NEET and NET, the schooling ministry on Saturday notified a seven-member panel headed by former ISRO chief Ok Radhakrishnan to make sure clear, clean and honest conduct of examinations by the Nationwide Testing Company (NTA).

“Clear, tamper-free and zero-error examinations are a dedication. Organising of the high-level committee of consultants is the primary of a sequence of steps to enhance the effectivity of the examination course of, put an finish to all potential malpractices, strengthen knowledge safety protocols and overhaul and reform the NTA,” Union Schooling Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated.

“College students’ pursuits and their vibrant future will all the time be our authorities’s high precedence,” he added.

The ministry’s notification comes two days after Pradhan introduced the organising of the committee.

The panel will make suggestions on reforms within the mechanism of the examination course of, enchancment in knowledge safety protocols and the construction and functioning of the NTA. It’s imagined to submit its report inside two months.

The panel additionally consists of former AIIMS Delhi director Randeep Guleria, Central College of Hyderabad Vice-Chancellor B J Rao, Professor Emeritus within the Division of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras Ok Ramamurthy, Individuals Sturdy co-founder and Karmayogi Bharat board member Pankaj Bansal, IIT Delhi Dean of Scholar Affairs Aditya Mittal and Ministry of Schooling Joint Secretary Govind Jaiswal.

“The panel will analyse the end-to-end examination course of and recommend measures to enhance effectivity of the system and to forestall any potential breach. It is going to conduct a radical evaluate of the Normal Working Procedures (SOPs) and protocols of the NTA, and recommend measures to strengthen these procedures and protocols together with monitoring mechanism to make sure compliance at each degree,” the Ministry of Schooling stated in a press release.

The committee has additionally been tasked with inspecting the prevailing safety protocols associated to the setting of the papers and different processes for various examinations and making suggestions to boost the robustness of the system.

The NTA, which is below fireplace over the lapses within the conduct of NEET and UGC-NET, is gearing as much as conduct on Sunday a retest for the medical entrance examination for 1,563 candidates who have been earlier awarded grace marks to make up for the lack of time at six centres.

Whereas medical NEET is below scanner over a number of irregularities, together with alleged leaks, the UGC-NET was cancelled a day after it was performed because the ministry obtained inputs that the integrity of the examination was compromised.

(Solely the headline has been reworked by India.com employees. Copy comes from an company feed)




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