In the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, 75 per cent eligibility criterion for admissions to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be waived this year, he added.
The state government on December 4 reopened all the government and private schools after a nine-month-long hiatus, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Minister further said there was no proposal before the government to cut short the syllabus from classes-one to nine as an alternative academic schedule has been finalised.
At the Buxi Jagabandhu English Medium School, arrangements are being made to ensure social distancing and other protocol.
The age limit was brought by the government under Regulation 6 of the Veterinary Council of India Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education – (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry – Degree Course) Regulations, 2016.
The students only of classes 5 to 12 will be allowed to physically attend their classes, said the minister.
While the regular school from Class 9 to 12 will start from January 18, medical college, paramedical college and nursing college will start from January 11.
Still many academicians and a large section of the parents are still not convinced about Covid guidelines being followed in schools.
On Thursday evening, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank made an official announcement with regard to the dates of the examinations.
Pradhan, whose ageless exploit is being described as a rare event in India’s medical education history, says he wants to serve people as long as he is alive.