Karnataka: ‘Respective universities’ to address concerns about exams

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Aeshwarya Tiwari | Aug 4, 2020 - 10:46 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The deputy chief minister and higher education minister of Karnataka, Ashwathnarayan C N, advised higher education institutions address problems students are facing with the final-year university exams.

Ashwathnarayan tweeted, “If there are any concerns about the final exams for the undergraduate students, I would advise the respective universities to remedy the problems and inform the students. For the future and professionalism of the students, backlog tests will be held for final year graduate students”.

The higher education regulator, University Grants Commission (UGC) issued guidelines on July 6 making it compulsory for universities to hold final-year exams by the end of September.

Following this Ashwathnarayan announced that final-semester or final-year students, including those with a backlog of previous years’ papers they are yet to qualify, will have to appear for exams that will be conducted by the end of September 2020.

Recently Karnataka conducted the common entrance test or KCET for admission to the various colleges even after facing the many opposed and also the PIL filed in the court. The UGC guidelines on exams and academic calendar have also been challenged in the Supreme Court.

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