Odisha Cancels UG & PG Final Exams – University Handles Alternative Method for Evaluation. The Odisha higher education department on Thursday cancelled both the theory and the practical end-semester exams of final-year undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students (except medical students). This was decided in a meeting chaired by higher education minister Arun Kumar Sahoo here on Thursday and attended by vice-chancellors of state universities and principals of autonomous colleges.
Odisha Cancels UG & PG Final Exams Details:
All UG and PG final year or semester exams in Odisha state universities, except for Medical, Paramedical, and Pharmacy courses, have been cancelled. Universities and Autonomous colleges will adopt an alternative evaluation method for cancelled exams and declare results by August 2020. Considering the COVID-19 situation, it will be difficult to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines while conducting the exams. As the COVID -19 guidelines cannot be modified it was decided that all pending theory and practical examinations of the UG and PG streams will be cancelled. All state-run universities and autonomous colleges will announce the results by end of August after evaluating the papers as per UGC guidelines.
University Handles Alternative Method for Evaluation:
The minister said students will be awarded marks through alternative evaluation. Internal marks will be awarded on the basis of prescribed weightage and the average marks obtained in all previous semesters/years in that subject.
He said if any students are not satisfied with the marks awarded to them through alternative evaluation and demand more marks, the universities and autonomous colleges will conduct their examination by November and announce revised results in December.
Three days ago, the students of Rama Devi Women’s University in Bhubaneswar had launched a campaign demanding cancellation of their sixth-semester examination which was scheduled to be held on June 25. The students alleged that there is a risk of getting infected in the examination halls.
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