Covid-19 spread may cause exams to be postponed

Covid-19 spread may cause exams to be postponed

Recently, universities and colleges were instructed to conduct online examinations for the last semester and to open institutions for new sessions and admissions. However, this was strongly opposed by teachers, students, and parents in view of increasing number of Covid-19 positive cases.

New Delhi: In view of the spread of coronavirus epidemic in the country, now the examinations of universities and colleges are likely to be canceled in July.

According to sources, the University Grants Commission (UGC) will take this decision in the interest of students and teachers, on the advice of Human Resource Development Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Dr. Nishank advised colleges and universities on Wednesday to reconsider the guidelines issued by the UGC for conducting examinations and starting new academic sessions. Dr. Nishank himself informed this by tweeting.

The Delhi University Teachers Association has welcomed Dr. Nishank’s advice and declared it his victory.

Dr. Nishank took on the microblogging site Tweeter and said in his tweet,

I have advised the @ugc_india to revisit the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and Terminal Semester examinations and academic calendar. The foundation for revisited guidelines shall be health and safety students, teachers and staff.

He said that the advice aims at the safety and health of students, teachers, and non-academic staff.

The UGC had recently issued a guideline for universities and colleges to conduct online exams for the last semester and to open institutions for new sessions and admissions etc., but teachers, students, and their parents strongly opposed it. He said that he is not in a position to take the exam due to the spread of coronavirus. If the UGC accepts this advice, there will be no examination

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