The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has announced that Maharashtra Government has decided to cancel final year exams of university and university affiliate. As the cases of coronavirus are rising across the nation, it is not safe for the students to come to the university for exams. In order to maintain social distancing, the Maharashtra government has decided to cancel the final year exams of universities.
A SIGH OF RELIEF TO FINAL YEAR STUDENTS IN MAHARASHTRA:
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra chaired a meeting with the vice-chancellors of the Universities to know their decision regarding examinations of final year students. Thackeray in his state address said that they want to give relief to over eight lakh students of final year graduation in Maharashtra by canceling their exams. Students would be passed on the basis of past marks of their previous semester.
WHAT IS THE DECISION OF THE CHIEF MINISTER IN RELATION TO EXAMS?
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra said that they are not in a position to conduct exams and it can not be predicted whether they could conduct it in the future. As the new academic session is starting and they do not want that students miss their further education and career opportunities. He also said that those students who are not happy with their previous semester marks can reply to upgrade once the situation is normal.
IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO CONDUCT EXAMS IN THE AREAS OF RED ZONE:
University has already canceled examinations of 1st and 2nd year. The University Grants Commission had asked to conduct examinations in July. But the situation of Maharashtra mainly in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur is critical. So they canceled exams of 1st and 2nd-year students. As these regions became a part of the red zone, conducting exams in such a situation doesn’t seem to be possible.
FOCUS ON RESTARTING NEW ACADEMIC SESSION:
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra said that they are committed to restarting the new academic session. It will begin either virtually or actually by following all the more and protocols of social distancing. This decision of cancellation of exams of final year students was taken earlier also. The Maharashtra higher and technical education minister Uday Samant wrote a letter to the University Grants Commission to cancel exams of final year students and award the average marks to the students on the basis of previous semester result.
COMPLAINT AGAINST THE CHIEF MINISTER:
Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari was against this decision of canceling exams of final year students and promoting them on the basis of their previous semester result. He had taken the objection and wrote to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He complained against the minister for his stand of canceling exams. Still, exams of final year students of Maharashtra university is canceled.
FOR FINAL YEAR STUDENTS STUDYING IN DELHI UNIVERSITY:
On the other hand, those students who are in the final year and studying at Delhi University have their exams in the month of July. Date sheet of final year students of Delhi University have already been released. It is still not confirmed for first and second-year students whether they would have their semester exams or would be promoted on the basis of internal assessment and previous semester results.