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UGC wants university students to write 25 Feb ‘cow science’ exam, asks V-Cs to promote it

UGC has asked all universities to encourage students to take Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination that will test people's knowledge of 'cow science'.

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New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities across India to “encourage” their students to take the ‘Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination’, a national-level exam 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.

The exam, which will be conducted online on 25 February, will be open to students studying in primary, secondary and senior secondary schools, and even colleges. Anyone from the general public can also take the hour-long exam that will be held in 12 regional languages, besides English.

In a notice sent to all universities Monday, UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain told the vice-chancellors to give “wide publicity to this initiative”.

“As you are aware 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 Examination’ on 25th February, 2021 for students of primary, secondary & senior secondary schools/ colleges/ universities and for all citizens,” read the notice, a copy of which was seen by ThePrint.

Jain added: “I write this to request you, to give wide publicity to this initiative and encourage students to enroll/ register themselves for this examination. This may also be brought to the notice of the colleges affiliated to your university.”

All participants of the examination will be given appreciation certificates.

Cow awareness

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 had added that the exam will not only serve as an “informative exam” but also make Indians aware of the “unexplored potential and business opportunities a cow can offer, even after it stops giving milk”.

“Its so-called waste products like cow dung and cow urine, which are cheap and abundantly available, are biodegradable and environment-friendly. Hence, these can be gainfully used by cow entrepreneurs to make cow-rearing sustainable, which in turn can contribute towards economic growth of the country,” Kathiria had said.

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  1. This is Prakash from Kutch, Gujarat. I am MBA passed out and currently working with MNC.

    How to apply for the Cow science exam for attent very near exam of 25th Feb,2021.

    I am interested to give exam. Kindly advise how to apply and how I will get study material for that ?

    Please guide me on top priority.

    Email –

  2. The bigotry and bias of The Print, behind a facade of unbiased journalism becomes evident in this report. The completely irrational and outrageous claims in the syllabus like how cow-dung is used to protect against nuclear radiation and how Indian cow’s milk is yellow in colour because it contains traces of gold are conveniently ignored and supposedly rational seeming facts are cherry picked and highlighted.

  3. Why not make an IIT class institution for Cow Science ? Or better still, force the IITs to offer a Bachelor of Cow Engineering ?

    • Unfortunately, they will infiltrate the IIT and put a RSS appointed Director. Then he will issue the order for cow waste product technology. If scientists below protest, they can be charged with sedition.

      A medical researcher told me that they are required to put things related to bovine technology to get funding.

      They will destroy the credibility of Indian technology institutes. IITs were created by Nehru, how can they tolerate that.

      • Thanks for the response Tog !

        Well, if Messiah Modi can essentially fire 2 highly qualified economists viz. Raghuram Rajan and Urjit Patel who were RBI Governors and replace them by an RSS quack, well, then anything is possible in Modistan.

        I can corroborate your anecdote with the medical researcher having to put “bovine technology” to get funding with an anecdote of my own. A close relative who is a researcher in metallurgy was also asked by his directors to justify how his research would also lead to potential benefits for “cow science” simply to get funding. The researchers knew that they were “bull shitting” but did what was needed to get much needed funding from the Hindutva monkeys. That in essence is the state of research in India. Sad, but true.

  4. No need for IAS exams. Qualify in cow science and add shakha drill in your CV, and you will be top bureaucrat ! That is the thinking behind Modi’s recent comment about IAS. All top posts will be filled by Sanghis. Even the middle class bhakts who send their children to top English medium schools to get non-Vedic education (and did well so far out of conventional education), will have to dumb down and accept the rule of gau sevaks and other vigilantes who will demand money for temples.

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