The HRD (Human Resources Development) Minister has said that those students who do not want to be a part of the final year or semester exams now, will be given a chance to appear for the same later. In its revised guidelines, the UGC said that the exams for the students of the final year will be held in the month of September.
This clarification has come from the HRD after strong opposition was voiced by the students and academicians, for holding the terminal exams.
The HRD Minister said that these exams can be conducted by the Universities whenever they want to, based on the students’ convenience. The decision to postpone the exams was taken in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health.
Nishank, in a series of tweets, said that their primary concern is the health and safety of the students along with providing them unbiased and equal opportunities. The global career and academic prospects of the students have to be ensured by them.
Pokhriyal also tweeted that assessment is an important milestone in any education model. Exam performance provides students with self-confidence and satisfaction.
This series of tweets from the HRD Minister’s Twitter handle came after the denial of several states to follow the guidelines of UGC on final year exams. In view of the increasing coronavirus cases, the Delhi government along with West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra, and Punjab have decided to scrap final year exams from the respective state universities.
It was hinted by the tweet of the HRD Minister that the cancellation of the exams is unlikely.