Amidst the non-stop transition of COVID-19 across the country, it is possible that final year examinations will not be conducted in colleges and universities. Result can be released on the basis of internal assessment and pre-semester performance instead of the annual examination held in July. Such speculations are being done. At the same time, the government has formed a committee to conduct pending examinations and start a new academic session. The committee includes the Vice-Chancellor of Haryana University RC Kuhar.
What Reports are Saying about final year exams?
In the media report about this, an HRD ministry official said that according to the revised academic calendar, colleges and universities are to be held in July. But in view of the increasing cases of corona, it has been decided not to conduct examinations. Therefore it has been suggested that the examinations be cancelled and marks for the final examination be determined based on the past performance of each student. Recently, the government of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Odisha have decided not to take the annual examination of final year students in July, due to increasing cases of corona.
Here is the Tweet from HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal in which he has mentioned about the revision of UGC guidelines issued earlier.
I have advised the @ugc_india to revisit the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and Terminal Semester examinations and academic calendar. The foundation for revisited guidelines shall be health and safety students, teachers and staff.@PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) June 24, 2020
At the same time, according to the latest update, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is preparing to revise the guidelines issued in April for conducting the examination. Churning is going on in this direction. There are reports that new guidelines may be issued soon. The commission has taken this decision after institutions across the country expressed their inability to conduct the examination. In fact, due to the lockdown caused by the epidemic coronavirus, it would be difficult for the students to reach for the examinations in the respective college and university, about which the students also complained to the UGC. Keeping all these issues in mind, the Commission is considering in this direction.
So it is possible that the examinations are not conducted. Students would be promoted on the basis of their previous semester grades and internal assessments.
These institutions will also be involved
Sahasrabudhe informed that UGC’s decision will also include AICTE, Bar Council of India, Architecture Council, Pharmacy Council and other top educational institutions in the country. All of them will review the situation in the country and prepare new guidelines for the examinations.