Less than 48 hours earlier than their online exams for final year (summer time 2020) batch was scheduled to start, authorities on the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University launched a press release confirming that their exams have been deferred indefinitely. Reason being a pen-down strike referred to as by all of the college non-teaching workers, demanding the quick implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission wages. By late Tuesday night, authorities of universities in Jalgaon and Aurangabad and Amravati additionally launched an identical assertion, saying their choice to defer exams that have been scheduled to start on October 1 in any respect 4 universities.
In separate circulars launched by the examination departments of the respective universities, the spokespersons highlighted that new dates for exams are but to be finalised.
“The decision to conduct online exams for end-of-term final year students starting October 1 will have to be deferred for the time being as all employees have called for a pen-down strike, as mentioned in a meeting with state education department officials on September 29,” stated a press release launched by the examination division of Nagpur University.
Circulars from Aurangabad, Amravati and Jalgaon universities have been additionally launched stating the identical purpose for the deferment of online exams. “The pen-down strike officially started on September 24 and since the strike continues, exams starting October 1 will have to be deferred. A new timetable with rescheduled exam dates will be announced soon,” stated a press release launched by Jalgaon University director of Examination and Evaluation division, BP Patil.
Closer house, University of Mumbai determined to go for decentralised exams by giving every school the selection to conduct exams as per their schedule, as lengthy as they observe the exams are held online and in MCQ format. “Since colleges are conducting the exams in clusters, no exam will be deferred for MU affiliated colleges. Students need not worry,” stated a spokesperson for MU. Most MU schools will begin online exams from October 5 this year.
Due to Covid-19 instances and the eventual nation-wide lockdown carried out since March this year, final year college exams had to be postponed repeatedly. After receiving a number of petitions from completely different states looking for permission to cancel final year exams and as an alternative promote college students primarily based on their efficiency in earlier semesters, the Supreme Court in August 2020 clarified that exams will compulsorily have to be taken and solely then can college students be promoted.
After a lot dialogue, the state minister for greater and technical schooling Uday Samant in September introduced that each one final year exams for state college college students will be carried out online, and in multiple-choice query (MCQ) format. While online exams for backlogs/allowed to hold time period (ATKT) college students have been to happen within the final week of September, online exams for final year college students have been supposed to happen between October 1 and 31 and outcomes for a similar have to be introduced by the primary week of November, the state has clarified.