NCERT Released Alternative Academic Calendar 2020 for Classes 6-8

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has today released the alternative academic calendar for classes 6, 7, and 8. The calendar has various educational activities to engage students during their stay at home during COVID-19 and has been developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) under the guidance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).NCERT says, “In this period of Covid-19, which is declared as a global pandemic, our teachers, parents, and students have to remain at homes to prevent its spread in the community. In this situation, it is our responsibility to provide them with multiple alternative ways of learning at home through interesting activities.

It is necessary because in the present environment of stress we have to not only keep our children busy but also to maintain continuity of their learning in their new classes.”


While launching the calendar, Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said, “This Calendar provides guidelines to teachers on the use of various technological and social media tools available for imparting education in fun-filled, interesting ways, which can be used by learners, parents, and teachers even while at home.
This calendar has been developed by the faculty members of all the constituent units of the NCERT including NIE, CIET, PSSCIVE, and all the five RIEs using online platforms such as WhatsApp, google hang out, zoom, etc. for discussion and feedback.

How to download NCERT alternative academic calendar 2020:

Step 1: Go to the official website of NCERT –

Step 2: On the homepage, under the announcement section, click on the link Alternative Academic Calendar

Step 3:
Upon clicking, a new page will appear on the screen

Step 4: Read the notification and download the calendar.

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