University Exit Classes Exams Postponed till July 15 by Punjab Govt
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced on Sunday the postponement of the exams for final semester students in all state universities until 15 July 2020.
The announcement was made in response to the concerns expressed by students and parents regarding the conduct of the examinations in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The final decision, according to the government spokesperson, will be subject to the new directions and guidelines expected to be issued by the University Grants Commission ( UGC).
Seeking to allay all confusion and uncertainty in this regard, the CM said that the postponement until 15 July 2020 will also give all stakeholders , especially universities, time to adapt and align with the new guidelines that will come from the UGC.
The spokesperson said the CM felt that there was a need to remove confusion from the minds of students , teachers and parents about the safe conduct of the examinations.
It may be recalled that the Punjab universities decided in July to carry out the Exit Class Exams in accordance with the guidelines issued by the UGC on 29 April 2020.
The UGC then announced that it would review the situation again. However, the decision on academic activities , in particular the conduct of examinations, is expected from UGC.
The CM has repeatedly pointed out that since all universities and colleges in Punjab are accredited or affiliated to the UGC, any decision on the examinations can only be taken by the statutory body that operates within the Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Center.