The University of Punjab announced that it will organize the first-ever online exams for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate students from 17th September 2020 for the exit classes. This announcement was made by the University on Saturday. The duration of UG and PG exams will be two hours, as per the University’s report. Panjab University posted a tweet on its official Twitter handle that reads, ‘The University is all set to conduct it’s first-ever online examinations of Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) Courses from September 17, 2020, for the exit/terminal classes.’
Previously, the Supreme Court decided that all the universities and other institutions of higher education need to organize the final year exams. It is not possible to promote the candidates based on the internal assessment and other criteria. The University Grant Commission [YGC] had decided that the final year semester UG and PG exams must be conducted mandatorily by 30th September 2020.
However, the court permitted the states and union territories that have deferred the exams considering the COVID-19 pandemic, to approach the University Grants Commission [UGC] regarding the extension of the final year exams date i.e., 30th September. The court has given a clear understanding that the ‘decision of the State/State Disaster Management Authority to promote the students in the final year/terminal semester on the basis of previous performance and internal assessment is beyond the jurisdiction of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and has to give way to the UGC guidelines.’
In recent times, the Delhi University organized the open book exams [OBE] between 10th and 31st August for the final year candidates. On the other hand, it has also registered with the School of Open Learning [SoL] and Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board [NCWEB]. On the other hand, some of the states have postponed the University exams considering the rapid spread of the COVID-19 cases across the nation. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest updates about various educational news.