Maharashtra Final Semester Exams 2020 Cancelled Students To Be Given the Option To Appear For Test. Maharashtra Government has decided to cancel the final year or semester university examinations in the light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state. However, a decision regarding whether they can appear for exams would only be taken based on the COVID-19 situation, as per reports.
2.8 lakh students from Professionals Degree Programme:
Higher Education Minister Uday Samant also addressed the concerns of the final semester students from professional programmes. He said that the state government has reached out to the council and governing bodies of these courses including AICTE, Bar Council of India and Council of Architecture to seek guidelines about holding the final semester exams.
These councils will also be informed about Maharashtra state government’s stand about the state not being a position to hold exams as of now due to COVID-19 pandemic. He said that holding an exam involves several different processes including setting up of question papers, supervision, holding of exams, transportation of answer sheets, evaluation work and compilation of final results. During any of these activities, of any person contracts COVID-19, it would lead to a bigger outbreak in the state.
7.5 lakh Students Enrolled in Non-Professional Courses:
Students from non-professional courses, who opt to appear for final semester exams, will also have to provide a written statement or declaration that they are ready to appear for the same. Once the declarations are submitted by the students, the colleges and universities will start making the necessary preparations for the holding of the exams and announce the dates for the same at a later date. Minister also said that A decision on the backlog of final-year students will be taken in the next two days, after a meeting with the vice-chancellors.
Maharashtra schools and colleges reopening from July 1:
Meanwhile, four days ago, Maharashtra issued a circular which stated that “schools not located in the red zone can commence classes of Standard 9, 10 and 12 from July 1” while “classes of 6th to 8th standards would begin from August”.
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