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NTA UGC-NET 2020: West Bengal education minister seeks change in exam dates

By: PTI | Kolkata |

Updated: September 21, 2020 12:25:09 pm





“Durga puja is the biggest festival in Bengal. It is a national festival. How can they fix the date on the day of puja? We voice our objection. We will write to the NTA to change the schedule that clash with the Puja,” Partha Chatterjee mentioned

NTA UGC-NET 2020: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday urged the National Testing Agency to change the schedule of the UGC-NET exams that coincide with Durga Puja. Speaking to reporters, Chatterjee mentioned the choice to conduct the exams amid the festivities was ill-conceived, having little consideration for the emotions of hundreds of candidates.

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“Durga puja is the biggest festival in Bengal. It is a national festival. How can they fix the date on the day of puja? We voice our objection. We will write to the NTA to change the schedule that clash with the Puja,” he mentioned. In an obvious dig on the BJP, Chatterjee mentioned it was ironic that those that are at all times captivated with pujas are detached in the direction of the most important social and non secular pageant of Bengal.

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The exams will likely be held in phases from September 24 to November 5 and a few exams are scheduled from October 21 to 23. The five-day Durga Puja begins on October 22 with Mahasasthi. UGC-NET examinations for topics equivalent to Geography, Education and Bengali will likely be held between October 21 and 23, in accordance with the schedule launched by NTA.

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