India, April 1 -- Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools should promote all students of classes I to VIII to the next grade in view the present coronavirus inflicted lockdown.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has asked these schools that students of class IX and XI will also be promoted to the next grade based on the school based assessments, projects, periodic tests, term exams conducted so far.

Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank took this decision after having detailed meetings with top official led by Education Secretary Amit Khare.

"In the view of the current situation due to COVID 19, I have advised CBSE to promote all students studying in classes I to VII...