Universities Permitted to Conduct End-of-Term Exams by Home Ministry
- by Suramya-Kaushik
- Jul 07, 2020 13:11
End of term exams in college and educational institutions were pending since March due to the coronavirus pandemic but Union Ministry has now permitted the institutions to conduct the exams by maintaining proper safety measures. India crosses 7 lakh coronavirus cases.
"The Home Ministry in a letter to Union Higher Education Secretary, today permitted the conduct of examinations by Universities and Institutions," an official statement read.
According to the letter, the final term examinations are to be compulsorily conducted as per the UGC Guidelines and academic calendar for the Universities and as per the Standard Operating Procedure approved by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
There have been many states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Haryana who have canceled the exams and decided to promote the students on the basis of the previous performances. Recently, the Gujarat government reversed its decision within hours of announcing it. Also, a few days back, Rajasthan also announced the cancellation of all graduate and post-graduate exams.
Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" yesterday had asked the University Grants Commission to "revisit" the academic calendar and guidelines that were released in April. The foundation for revisited guidelines will be "health and safety for students, teachers, and staff", Mr. Pokhriyal said on social media.
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