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The Education Ministry ruled out the possibility of declaring 2020-21 as a 'zero academic year' due to the COVID outbreak.

The Indian Education Ministry officials have informed the parliamentary panel that the current year will not be declared a zero academic year.

The Standing Committee under the chairmanship of Vinay Sahasrabuddhe held discussions on the future of education in India amid the coronavirus pandemic. The officials briefed the panel members on the steps to be taken and told that the current academic year will not be a zero year for colleges and higher education institutions, indicating that exams will be held by the end of the academic session. Panel Chairman Vinay Sahasrabuddhe suggested that children can be taught via community radio and also about the creation of question banks for all the subjects.

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