New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered all the varsities across the country to “encourage” students to appear for the ‘Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination’ scheduled on February 25.
Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination is a national-level exam that is being planned to test students’ knowledge on ‘gau vigyan’ or cow science.
The higher education regulator has also asked the colleges to widely disseminate information regarding the exam, reported ThePrint.
Students studying in primary, secondary and senior secondary schools, and even colleges can take the exam. Anyone from the general public can also appear for the hour-long test to be conducted in 12 regional languages, apart from English.
UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain asked the vice-chancellors to give “wide publicity to this initiative” via a notice on Monday.
“As you are aware Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India, established in February 2019, has been working on dissemination of information on economic, scientific, environmental, health, agriculture and spiritual relevance of indigenous cow in the country. Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog is going to conduct an All India On-Line ‘Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar- Prasar Examination’ on 25th February, 2021 for students of primary, secondary & senior secondary schools/ colleges/ universities and for all citizens,” read the notice quoted by ThePrint.
“I write this to request you, to give wide publicity to this initiative and encourage students to enroll/ register themselves for this examination. This may also be brought to the notice of the colleges affiliated to your university,” Jain further said.