Allahabad University to Hold UG, PG Final Year Exams from 17 August

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The examination committee of Allahabad University (AU) has decided to complete the examinations for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The examination committee on Monday made the decision to hold examinations for final-year students from 17 August onwards. The paper will be two hours long. Students will be asked to answer four questions. The meeting was administered by RR Tewari, the vice-chancellor of AU.

The Public Relations Officer of Allahabad University said, “Students will be allowed to stay in hostels from August 7. In the first phase, AU will conduct examinations for final-year and final semester students of UG and PG courses from August 17. In the next phase, depending upon the number of students, examinations for first and second-year students will be conducted.”

Though the second-year students of BA, B.Sc and B.Com will not be promoted, they can continue taking classes for the final year of their course. Their examinations will be given whenever possible. It will be carried out during the winter vacation so that the academic calendar is not affected. The same process will be followed for first-year students.

However, the practical evaluation of students will be done on the basis of assignments and viva-voce, which will be done via conference mode. The examinations may be given in three shifts, including on weekends, to ensure social distancing. The number of centres could be increased.

The final-year students will be evaluated on the basis of the weighted average of the marks obtained in the sessional assessment in the current semester, and the overall performance in the previous semesters. Where a sessional assessment has not been done so far, it will be done by giving assignments to students. Students of the fourth and second semesters will be evaluated the same way.

For annual examinations for BA, B.Sc and B.Com, the weighted average of marks obtained in the previous two years will be taken into consideration for assessing third-year students.

The meeting also decided that classes for undergraduate and postgraduate courses would be given conventionally only when permitted by the government.