The University Grants Commission [UGC] gave a suggestion to the HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on holding the final semester exams. This announcement has been made on 29th April 2020 i.e., on Wednesday. As part of the UGC guidelines, this suggestion has been presented to the minister for the academic calendar and university exams.
As per the latest press release disclosed by the HRD Ministry, the intermediate students will be given grades depending on their internal assessments in the past and present semesters. The terminal semester examinations will be conducted for the students in July 2020. The Universities were also suggested to implement creative methods of examinations and assessments. Moreover, the examination duration will also be constrained to 2 hours from 3 hours.
If the current consequence of the nation doesn’t get back to the normal situation by July, the officials will award 50 percent of marks to the students based on the internal evaluation pattern. The remaining 50 percent of marks will be given to the students based on their last semester performance. The committee further said, ‘The internal evaluation can be continuous evaluation, prelims, mid-semester, internal evaluation or whatever name is given for student progression.’
Meanwhile, the intermediate exams will be organized once the situation comes under control. After considering the students’ level of preparedness, the status of the coronavirus crisis in various regions, and some other factors, the officials will think about conducting intermediate exams. The HRD Minister, Pokhriyal posted a series of tweets on his official Twitter handle. Through the tweets, he said that there will be a 6-month extension for the MPhil and Ph.D. students. Through Skype or other social media apps, the Universities may organize MPhil and Ph.D. practical and viva-voice exams.
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