Gujarat Technological University (GTU) Exams start from July 2. The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) will hold theory exams from July 2. The University had allowed students to opt-out of the exam. In an official notification, the GTU stated that “Students willing to appear in this university exam from examination center can appear in this exam. Students who are currently not willing to appear in this exam and if they have not opted for an online descriptive type exam can appear in other offline exams which will be conducted by the university whenever the situation will get normal.”
GTU is the first university in the country to initiate conducting online and offline exams, the daily states. GTU vice-chancellor Professor Navin Sheth, had a detailed meeting with principals of the affiliated colleges on holding the exams. All the precautionary measures related to the safety of students including social distancing, thermal check-up of the body will be carried out at all the examination centers. GTU will be conducting the annual examination from 2 to 21 July.
The varsity has received several representations from students to postpone exams or to mass promote them, but it has decided to conduct exams with both the options. “This has been done to address the concerns of students and parents. We have students from outside Gujarat and the country who might have returned to their homes. We have worked out all details, including the safety of the students after analyzing the risk factor involving the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sheth was quoted as saying.
Around 1.2 lakh final students of all faculties from over 486 affiliated colleges are likely to take the examination.
The university has also said that an additional contingency of Rs 2500 will be given to each exam center for this exam only. It has asked to sanitize exam centers before and in between two exam centers. “In one classroom comprising 30 benches, one block of only 15 students should be made. It shall be the responsibility of examination center to ensure that students are seated at a distance of one meter from one another, wherever the size of the classroom doesn’t permit this, the students can be split into other classrooms,” it has said in a notification released on June 16.
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