Following the policy of the Haryana Government, the Kurukshetra University (KU) decided not to hold terminal and intermediate examinations and issued a notice to that effect on Wednesday.
The meeting in this regard, under the leadership of KU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr. Nita Khanna, took place on Wednesday, and officials including KU Registrar Dr. Bhagwan Singh Chaudhary, Deans of all Faculties, Dean of Student Welfare, and both Examination Controllers were physically present at the meeting.
KU Director of Public Relations Dr Brajesh Sawhney said, "It was decided at the meeting to comply with the instructions issued by the Haryana Government in its letter of endorsement KW 18/79-2020 UNP(4).
It was decided that all terminal examinations (final semester) and intermediate semester examinations for higher and technical education of the courses should not be carried out by the KU.
Dr Brajesh said, "The officials concerned are working to develop a formula to support the students of the final and intermediate semesters.
In the case of reappearing students, different formulas would be developed. Online meetings are held with all stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers and others.
"There would be some restrictions in courses related to subjects of law and pharmacy, as they relate to the Indian Bar Council (BCI) and the Indian Pharmacy Council (PCI), as if they were not accepted, the degrees would not be valid.
There is no problem with courses related to the University Grants Commission (UGC).
However, in the case of courses related to different councils, the students would have to take part in the examinations at a later stage.
The BCI and PCI are willing to encourage students at this time, but they may have to appear in their exams at a later date, "Dr Brajesh further said.
According to KU sources, the decision will benefit around 13,000 regular students and around 5,000 students studying distance learning at KU.