The Maharashtra authorities will permit college students to look for his or her last yr examinations from their houses, in mild of the Covid-19 pandemic. These exams for skilled and non-professional programs are prone to begin in early October and the state could search an extension as much as November 10 from the College Grants Fee (UGC) to finish the examination course of. A last resolution is anticipated within the subsequent two to 3 days.
The state’s increased and technical schooling minister Uday Samant stated on Monday, “Majority of the vice chancellors have recommended searching for one month’s time [up to October 31] from UGC to finish the examination course of. A couple of additionally recommended an extension as much as November 10. The state authorities has requested the committee guarantee college students received’t must step out of houses to look for examinations contemplating the pandemic. A consensus amongst vice chancellors has been reached on the difficulty, following which a call has additionally been taken,” Samant stated.
Following a Supreme Court docket (SC) order, the state had fashioned a committee of vice chancellors to recommend measures to securely full the examinations course of.
A committee of vice-chancellors from numerous universities had met on Sunday to contemplate the most effective choices for last yr exams. It’s anticipated to submit its report on Wednesday to the upper and technical schooling division. The report will later be mentioned earlier than the state catastrophe administration authority, which is headed by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, for last approval. “The committee of vice chancellors will submit their report on September 2 which can be mentioned within the assembly of state catastrophe administration authority the place a last resolution can be taken,” stated Samant, after assembly the vice-chancellors.
Samant stated the vice chancellors have sought a day’s time to finalise modalities and tips for conducting examinations. “The committee of vice chancellors will submit their report on September 2, which can be mentioned within the assembly of state catastrophe administration authority the place a last resolution can be taken,” stated Samant, after assembly with the vice-chancellors.
Final week, SC had dominated out college students being promoted with out writing last yr examinations and likewise upheld a July 6 directive of UGC to carry exams by September 30. Nevertheless, SC gave states the freedom to strategy UGC to postpone the deadline and maintain examinations after September 30, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It’s probably that examinations could be carried out within the first week of October and can be of fewer marks than the common ones in order that college students received’t must undergo lot of stress. They may also get September for research,” Samant stated, including that organising examinations throughout Covid-19 disaster was difficult. “We’re additionally making an attempt to determine the right way to accommodate college students who usually are not comfy with on-line examinations,” he stated.
Prajakt Tanpure, minister of state for increased and technical schooling, stated that there are a number of choices that permit college students to take the exams from their houses.
“The state has choices equivalent to open guide exams that permit college students to confer with books to reply the query; a number of alternative query (MCQ); optical mark recognition (OMR); and assignment-based exams, by which college students can seem for examinations from dwelling,” Tanpure stated.