Source: The Hindustan Times
Examinations of University students are likely to be canceled due to spike in Covid-19 cases, which were supposed to be held in July. Also, the commencement of the new session is probably to be postponed until October.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to revisit the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and terminal semester examination, and the academic calendar. According to officials, a panel, set up by UGC and headed by Haryana University vice-chancellor R C Kuhad, has been asked to revisit the guidelines and come up with alternative options. The revised guidelines are expected to be announced by the higher education regulator within a week.
“Students who are not happy with the final marks being given to them based on previous examinations shall be allowed to improvise their scores by taking examinations later when the pandemic subsides,” a senior official said.
“Similarly, the commencement of the new academic session, which was earlier planned for already enrolled students from August and freshers from September, is also likely to be deferred to October. However, any guidelines framed will be subject to review depending upon the COVID-19 situation,” the official added.