The University of Hyderabad has scheduled to conduct the final semester exams for all the PG students starting from 16th September 2020 in online mode. A high-level committee meeting was organized. The Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof Appa Rao Podile, heads of departments [HODs], and the deans of various schools took part in the meeting. All of them jointly decided on conducting the end-semester exams this month.
The University of Hyderabad has been providing an option to its students. The candidates who couldn’t attend the exams from 16th September are given another chance. Such candidates can appear in the 2nd spell of exams scheduled to be organized on 5th October 2020. The University informed this announcement to all the students through an official statement.
Prof Appa Rao Podile, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad wrote an open letter that reads, ‘Adversity reveals the character of individuals and institutions. I am now coming back to you with another important decision that we have had to take for reasons beyond our control.’ Previously, the University had decided to assess students’ performance based on an alternative method.
However, the university’s thought of evaluating the students without conducting exams has been canceled because of the Supreme Court’s decision. The apex court directed all the university and college authorities to conduct exams. As per the court’s order, no university or state should promote the students without holding exams. That’s the reason, the varsity authorities had to follow the court’s order and decided to conduct the final semester exams.
The Vice-Chancellor of the varsity wrote, ‘I am fully aware that this may cause some inconvenience and pose logistical challenges to some of the students who are now dispersed across different parts of the country. Let me assure you that the University administration, along with the academic leadership of various units, will come up with a range of flexible options for the online examination and see that we minimize the pain that this may cause students.’
The VC explained everything clearly to the students in the open letter considering the interests of candidates in mind. He further added, ‘The heads and deans will work out a range of flexible options to administer the examinations online and minimize the inconvenience to students.’ To get the latest updates on various educational news, just stay tuned to this website.