Decision about modalities of final year examinations will be announced on Monday said Maharashtra higher and technical education minister Uday Samant. The decision came after the Supreme Court held that students of final year cannot be promoted without holding examinations.
“We will announce our first decision on August 31 about how we are going to conduct examinations of students in final year of graduation and post-graduation courses,” Samant said. “Students’ safety is paramount and decisions would be taken without compromising on safety,” he said.
The minister further informed that a six-member committee headed by Dr Suhas Pednekar, vice chancellor of Mumbai University, has been formed to give recommendations about how to conduct examinations.
The State government was opposed to holding examinations oOn the backdrop of Coronavirus pandemic. But the state will respect the apex court’s decision, Samant had said.
Samant further appealed that misleading reports about examination schedules should not be spread, and the government will announce dates at the right time.