Covid-19 Impact: Maharashtra not to conduct final year exams

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Team Careers360 | Jul 14, 2020 - 5:51 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The government of Maharashtra has decided not to conduct the final year examinations due to the prevailing COVID-19 crisis. The state government has reaffirmed that it will carry on with its earlier decision not to conduct final year exam due to Coronavirus pandemic. The statement has come from the state government days after the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with fresh guidelines on holding the terminal semester and final semester/year exams.

It must be noted that Maharashtra has been severely affected by Coronavirus with the most number of cases in India.

According to a report by Hindustan Times which quoted State Minister of Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant as saying, “We will continue our previous decision which was taken in the Disaster Management Committee meeting. The government never said that it will not conduct final exams. Exams will be conducted but only after the COVID-19 situation improves.”

The UGC has issued revised guidelines regarding the conduct of terminal semesters and final year exams by universities and educational institutions.

It has been suggested that exams may be completed by September in online or offline modes.

Another report by Times Now quoted Uday Samant saying, "We had conveyed this to UGC that we are not against taking the exams but considering the current scenario we won't be able to conduct it. We can't risk the lives of 5 to 6 Lakh students in this pandemic.”

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