Maharashtra Govt cancels final exams for professional & non-professional courses. The Maharashtra government on Friday decided to not to conduct the final year/ semester exam of non-professional/professional courses in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic. School, college and university exams were put on hold due to the lockdown imposed in March to control the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, however, with the number of the COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in the state, the Uddhav Thackeray government has now decided to cancel the pending exams. Follow us to get daily updates.
Maharashtra Govt decision on professional & non-professional courses Final Exams:
In his address to the state late on Sunday evening, Thackeray announced that with lockdown extended till June 30, the state will have no choice but to promote final-year students based on their performance of the previous semester and academic year. Details of this decision, however, are yet to be clarified by the state education department as well as universities.
On Thursday the central government also submitted before the Supreme Court that the remaining class 10 and 12 CBSE exams, which were earlier rescheduled to be held between July 1 to July 15 in view of the COVID 19 pandemic, have been cancelled.
“Final-year results will be announced on the basis of aggregate marks scored by the student in the past semesters. Those students who feel they can perform better can do so by appearing for the exams that will be held in winter exam session [October-November 2020],” said Thackeray, in his speech on Sunday.
The Maharashtra government’s decision to cancel all exams has come a day after a UGC panel recommended that all university exams be scrapped as the situation was not conducive enough to conduct the test. States like Odisha, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh have already announced to cancel the final year college exams in view of the coronavirus situation.
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