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UGC asks varsities to encourage students to take voluntary online exam on ‘cow science’ – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission has requested vice chancellors of varsities throughout the nation to “encourage” students to take an online voluntary nationwide-degree exam to check their information on ‘gau vigyan’ (cow science). The ‘Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination’, for which there isn’t any registration charge, can be held on February 25, and students from main, secondary and senior-secondary colleges in addition to faculties can take the check being performed by the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA).

Besides them, anybody from most people may also take the hour-lengthy a number of alternative query-based mostly exam that can be held in 11 regional languages and English.

The fee was constituted by the federal government for conservation, preservation, safety and improvement of cows.

The exam on February 25 goals to “infuse curiosity into all Indians about cows and make them aware of the unexplored potential and business opportunities a cow can offer, even after it stops giving milk”, the RKA had mentioned in its notification for the exam on January 5.

University Grants Commission (UGC) secretary Rajnish Jain in a letter to vice-chancellors mentioned that “you are aware the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and 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”.

The RKA goes to conduct the all-India online ‘Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination’ for students of main, secondary and senior secondary colleges, faculties, universities and for all residents, Jain mentioned.

“I write this to request you, to give wide publicity to this initiative and encourage students to enrol or register themselves for this examination. This may also be brought to the notice of the colleges affiliated to your university,” he mentioned within the letter to vice-chancellors.

The exam can be performed in English, Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu and Odia.

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