COW SCIENCE EXAM IN UNIVERSITIES
UGC sends directions to all universities to encourage students to take the cow science. Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar will conduct the exam. It will l test people’s knowledge of ‘cow science’.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities across India to “encourage” their students to take the ‘Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination’. It is a national-level exam which is being planned to test people’s knowledge of ‘gau vigyan’ or ‘cow science’.
The commission has also asked for wider dissemination of information regarding the exam.
This is an online exam, which will be conducted on 25 February, will be open to students studying in primary, secondary and senior secondary schools, and even colleges. However, anyone interested to take the hour-long exam can write the exam. The cow science exam will be held in 12 regional languages, besides English.
UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain told the vice-chancellors to give “wide publicity to this initiative”. The notice regarding the same was sent to all universities on Monday.
Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India, established in February 2019, has been working on dissemination of information on economic, scientific, environmental, health, agriculture and spiritual relevance of indigenous cow in the country.
Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog is going to conduct an All India On-Line ‘Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar- Prasar , cow science Exam will held on 25th February.
The Notice has been sent to all the students of primary, secondary & senior secondary schools/ colleges/ universities for the academic year February, 2021 and for all the citizens. All the participants of the examination will be given appreciation certificates.
Announcing the exams in January, RKA chief Vallabhbhai Kathiria had said there is a need for the exam because there is not much awareness regarding scientific qualities of cows.
“Gau mata is revered in India, but not much has been done to educate the masses about its qualities over the past few years,” Kathiria had said. He said that the cow science exam will create awareness of the benefits and business opportunities a cow can offer, even after it stops giving milk.
He added that the excretion of the cow like cow dung and cow urine, are biodegradable and environment-friendly. Cow entrepreneurs should make cow-rearing sustainable and in turn contribute towards economic growth of the country.