Initially, the calendar has been planned for four weeks only and may be extended further depending upon the situation.
This calendar was released by Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in New Delhi on Thursday (April 16th 2020) and available for download from NCERT official website http://ncert.nic.in.NCERT says, “In this period of Covid-19, which is declared as 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.”
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 on–line 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 – ncert.nic.in.
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.