The previous news update by the UGC was the cancellation of examinations. The end of term exams in colleges and educational institutions is pending from March can now be held. The Union Ministry has now given the order to conduct the exams.
By maintaining proper safety meaures the respective universities can conduct offline or online exams for the final as well as the intermidiate semesters. The HRDM in his tweet said that: “The last news update given by the UGC was the cancellation of examinations and the proper guidelines were issued. Since the end of term exams in colleges and educational institutions are pending since March, the examinations are now to be held.”
In any case if a student fails to appear in the exams will be given a special opportunity. Exams for that student can be taken afterwards if he wants. So far several states including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Haryana cancelled all higher education exams and decided to promote students on the basis of previous performances.
Recently the Rajasthan government has cancelled all their under graduate and post gradute examination due to this pandemic. The students are also demanding that all the competitive examinations should be held cancelled because of corona virus outbreak. But no such notice has come till now.