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Bengal education minister meets VCs, discusses academic calendar

KOLKATA: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee held a meeting with vice-chancellors of 12 state-run universities on Tuesday through video conferencing and mentioned the emerging state of affairs within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Chatterjee mentioned problems related to the academic calender of different varsities and the postponement of two papers of the higher secondary examinations with which announcement board exam effects and admission to undergraduate courses are related, one of the vice-chancellors informed .

He mentioned the minister informed them to conduct extra online categories and confident that the federal government would fast-track newsletter of the higher secondary exam effects once the lockdown is lifted to make sure admission to undergraduate courses start as early as imaginable.

The minister additionally thanked the varsities for their initiative in making hand sanitisers and masks, the vice- chancellor mentioned.

Chatterjee did not talk to the press after the assembly that went on for over two hours. SUS SOM SOM

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