Gujarat University postpones college exams, to announce new dates

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Gujarat University postpones college exams, to announce new dates

Taking into account the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic and protests against its decision to hold examinations in July 2020, the Gujarat University examination committee decided on Thursday to postpone the exams and release new dates soon.

The decision is likely to affect approximately 1 lakh students of the Gujarat University Affiliated colleges in arts, commerce, science, and education. The postponement will be effective for all courses except medical and paramedical exams, which will be held according to the schedule announced earlier.

Gujarat University vice-chancellor Jagdish Bhavsar said the exams have been postponed and not canceled. They will be conducted when the situation improves, he added.

The GU had announced earlier this month that it will be holding annual examinations for final year undergraduate students, and second and fourth-year postgraduate students in two phases from July 2 and July 13.

Political organizations of students had immediately reacted and started protests. Members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) have been protesting against GU’s decision and demanding the exams be canceled.

Recently, the Saurashtra University, M S University, and Veer Narmad South Gujarat University have seen protests from students demanding postponement of annual exams.

The Gujarat University has decided to hold exams for only 50 marks instead of 100 marks for final semester undergraduate students and second and fourth year postgraduate students this year.
According to the directive of the state government issued in May, undergraduate students, other than final semester candidates, will be graded based on performance in previous semester and internal exam marks.