The University Grants Commission has asked institutes to encourage students to enroll in ‘Cow Science Exam’. More than 5 lakh people in the country will take an online exam on the “holy cow” on Thursday. UGC wrote to Vice Chancellors of 900 universities requesting them to urge the students to participate in the examination which is otherwise known as Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar- Prasar Examination.
It would be conducted on February 25, 2021, for students of primary, secondary & senior secondary schools/ colleges/ universities and for all citizens.
Who is conducting the ‘Cow Science Exam’?
The Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar- Prasar Examination exam is being conducted by Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, an agency that protects the cows under the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying. The organisation The had announced its plans of conducting the exam on January 5. It had said that the exam was aimed 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”.
Who can appear for the exam?
The exam is just an hour long and will have multiple choice questions with no registration fee and is open to students as well as the general public.
It will be conducted in five categories – primary students (upto Class 8), secondary students (from Class 9 to 12), college and university students, the general public, and NRIs. Apart from English, the exam will be conducted in 11 regional languages – Hindi, Gujarati, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu and Odia.
The Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying said all participants will get certificates while “successful meritorious candidates” will be given prizes as well.