Encourage students: UGC urges varsities ahead of ‘cow science’ exam on Feb 25

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Anyone from the general public can also take the hour-long multiple choice question-based exam, according to the officials. (Photo for representation: Reuters)

The ‘Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination’ will be held on February 25, officials have said.

According to officials, vice-chancellors of universities across India have been asked to “encourage” students to write an online examination to test their knowledge on ‘gau vigyan’ (cow science). The free of registration fee examination will be conducted in 11 regional languages, including Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Marathi, Telugu and Odia, and in English.

‘Give wide publicity to gau vigyan exam’

Students from primary, secondary and senior-secondary schools and colleges can take the test being conducted by the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA), they said.

“I write this letter to request you, to give wide publicity to this initiative (cow science exam) and encourage students to enroll or register themselves for this examination. This may also be brought to the notice of the colleges affiliated to your university,” University Grants Commission (UGC) secretary Rajnish Jain said in his letter to the vice-chancellors.

Initiative for development of cows

The RKA commission was constituted by the government for conservation, preservation, protection and development of cows. Besides, students anyone from the general public can also take the hour-long multiple choice question-based examination.

The examination aims to “infuse curiosity into all Indians about cows and make them aware of the unexplored potential and business opportunities a cow can offer, even after it stops giving milk,” the RKA had announced through a notification on January 5.

(With inputs from agencies)

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