Maharashtra: Over 2 Lakh Students Appeared For Offline Exams Despite COVID 19 Pandemic

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Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Department shared data stating about 45,500 or 65% of the total students at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University appeared for offline examination.

The final exams for undergraduate and postgraduate students were held online in most of the universities.

But around 2 lakh students from Maharashtra Colleges and Universities appeared for the offline examination.

The students stated that they lack resources to attempt the exam via online mode and hence they opted for the offline mode of examination.

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The following tabulation gives the universities of Maharashtra and the percentage of students opting for offline and online mode of examination.

University

Examination mode

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University

45,500 students opted for offline examination

Nanded-based Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University

1,07,124 students appeared for offline examination

Savitribai Phule Pune University

30,000 students opted for offline examination

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University

33,000 students opted for offline examination

University of Mumbai

100% of students opted for online examination

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

100% of students opted for online examination

SNDT University

100% of students opted for online examination

Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU)

100% of students opted for online examination

Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education

100% of students opted for online examination

Over 10.54 lakh students belonging to non-agricultural state universities appeared for final year exams in the online mode this year.

The results have not been announced for certain courses across universities but most have recorded a pass percentage of over 90 percent.

The following tabulation gives the pass percentage declared in various universities of Maharashtra.

University

Percentage of students passed

Amravati University

98 percent

YCMOU

96 percent

Nagpur University

98.50 percent

Mumbai University

93 percent

Jalgaon University

between 90 and 96 percent

Solapur University

between 90 and 96 percent

SNDT University

between 90 and 96 percent

Gondawana University

between 90 and 96 percent

Kolhapur University

between 90 and 96 percent

Aurangabad University

80 percent

It should be noted that Aurangabad University had the highest number of students opting for offline mode of examination.

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Minister Uday Samant conducted a virtual meeting with vice-chancellors of all state universities on November 6, 2020.

Samant congratulated the students of the universities for their effort, whose results have been declared.

All the universities were instructed to re-conduct the examination for students who could not attend the final semester examination because of the COVID 19.

Samant stated that examinations for such students will be conducted within 15 days after Diwali.

Students who have failed in the examination could reappear for the same within one month and there will be no changes in the result format.

The degrees will be awarded following the usual graduation ceremony, the minister stated.

Samant stated that the decision regarding the reopening of colleges physically will be taken by the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after a meeting with all vice-chancellors as well as a review meeting with the State Disaster Management Committee over the Covid-19 situation.

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