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NTA reform panel to seek suggestions from students, parents amid row

The government-appointed seven-member panel to review the functioning of the National Testing Agency (NTA) will first consult with students and parents to learn about their concerns and solicit suggestions on how to create a robust and tamper-proof system for entrance examinations in the country, according to panel chairperson K Radhakrishnan.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- June 25th 2024 02:38 PM
NTA reform panel to seek suggestions from students, parents amid row

NTA reform panel to seek suggestions from students, parents amid row

PTC Web Desk: The government-appointed seven-member panel to review the functioning of the National Testing Agency (NTA) will first consult with students and parents to learn about their concerns and solicit suggestions on how to create a robust and tamper-proof system for entrance examinations in the country, according to panel chairperson K Radhakrishnan.

The panel, led by Radhakrishnan, who has previously served as chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, will make recommendations to the education ministry within the next two months on reforming the examination process mechanism, improving data security protocols, and restructuring the NTA.


The panel's first meeting was held on Monday at the IIT-Delhi campus.

"Our top priority is to elicit from the students and parents of this country their concerns and suggestions," Radhakrishnan said. Radhakrishnan stated that the committee will reach out to parents and students in person or via electronic media within the next two weeks.

"Our next priority is to quickly build a robust system so that we can begin tests. We are also looking ahead to the future, particularly in developing a robust, tamper-proof system that has zero error and reduces difficulties and stress for students while providing adequate flexibility," he said.

The panel was formed at a time when the NTA was being scrutinised for alleged irregularities in the conduct of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Undergraduate Programmes (NEET-UG) this year, the cancellation of the University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) due to a paper leak on the darknet, and the postponement of the CSIR-UGC-NET.

- PTC NEWS

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