From Former ISRO Chief To Ex-AIIMS Director: Know Who Are Part Of Committee Formed To Reform NTA Functioning – News18

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From left to right: Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former chairman of ISRO, and  Dr. Randeep Guleria, former director of AIIMS Delhi. (Photos via ISRO website and X/@AIIMS_bilaspur)

From left to right: Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former chairman of ISRO, and Dr. Randeep Guleria, former director of AIIMS Delhi. (Photos via ISRO website and X/@AIIMS_bilaspur)

The committee has been tasked with making recommendations on reforming the examination mechanism, improving data security protocols, and refining the structure and operations of the NTA

The central government has formed a high-level committee of experts, led by former ISRO chief K. Radhakrishnan, to ensure transparent, smooth, and fair conduct of examinations through the National Testing Agency (NTA).

“Setting up this high-level committee of experts is the first step in a series of measures to improve the efficiency of the examination process, eliminate all possible malpractices, strengthen data security protocols, and overhaul and reform the NTA. Student interests and their bright future will always be our government’s top priority,” Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan shared in an X post on Saturday.

The committee has been tasked with making recommendations on reforming the examination mechanism, improving data security protocols, and refining the structure and operations of the NTA. The panel is expected to submit its report within two months.

According to a press release from the Press Information Bureau (PIB) on Saturday, the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, constituted the high-level committee.

Here are the names of the seven members of the high-level committee:

  1. Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former chairman at ISRO and Chairman BoG at IIT Kanpur (Chairman)
  2. Dr. Randeep Guleria, former director at AIIMS Delhi (Member)
  3. Prof. B J Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Hyderabad (Member)
  4. Prof. Ramamurthy K, Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras (Member)
  5. Shri Pankaj Bansal, Co-Founder, PeopleStrong and Board Member- Karmayogi Bharat (Member)
  6. Prof. Aditya Mittal, Dean Student Affairs at IIT Delhi (Member)
  7. Shri Govind Jaiswal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India (Member Secretary)