Uday Samant, Maharashtra’s technical and higher education minister on May 18 gave out a statement in which he made it clear that the decision to take the offline tests in all 13 universities will not be reversed and is final. One of the major reasons for not reversing the decision was the fact that students of these universities have not given any offline exam in the last two years and now they should. Students appearing in the exam will also be granted 15 minutes extra for per hour to prepare for the papers and they will also be given a question bank that helps them in the exams.
While adressing the media after the the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University’s (YCMOU) 27th convocation ceremony, Uday Samant said “The decision to conduct offline exams was unanimously taken by the vice-chancellors of the 13 universities recently. Our department had called the meeting to seek their views on the issue”. To the students who still wished for online exam, he mentioned how the students who will be attempting these offline exams successfully will be given an advantageous during their job placements and industries will be giving weightage to the students who have succedded in these exams.
Source : Punekar News