The Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant said:
The Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari has given permission to students to appear for the final year examinations online from home.
He also mentioned that the state government will request the University Grants Commission (UGC) to extend the deadline for conducting the examinations from September end to October end. Further, the toughness of the examination will be reduced for the students.
“Governor BS Koshyari has given permission to the final year students to appear for exams online. They can give exams from their home.
Meeting with 13 Vice-Chancellors:
State Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant held a meeting with 13 vice-chancellors of public universities on how to conduct the final year examinations as directed by the apex court.
“We are planning to conduct the practical examinations in September itself. All the papers and their evaluation will be completed before October 31 and the result will be out by that time,” he said.
Reported by PTI:
“We are also planning to bring the results out by October 31 to save the students’ academic year,” he added, reported by PTI.
“The practical exams could be held from September 15 onwards. We are also trying to hold these exams online instead of making the students visit colleges. We are also going to request the UGC to extend the existing deadline for conducting examinations from September end to October end. We will bring down the toughness of the exams as well,” he further added.
Supreme Court’s decision on UGC guidelines:
The Supreme Court had last week upheld the UGC guidelines and said that no state and university can promote students in the final year/terminal semester without conducting examinations. The court also ruled that the UGC’s directives to universities and colleges to hold final-year exams by September 30 were well within its domain.