Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will hold a meeting with vice-chancellors of non- agricultural universities on today to discuss the issue of final-year examinations after the verdict of Supreme Court.
Maharashtra minister of higher and technical education Uday Samant along with junior minister in the department Prajakt Tanpure met Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan here to discuss the issue of conducting exams in light of the Supreme Court order about the same.
As per the source, a letter will be sent to the University Grants Commission (UGC) explaining the prevailing COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra and plans about conducting examinations in Maharashtra later.
The governor, who is also the chancellor of state universities, asked the ministers to see if examinations can be conducted in a simple manner and directed the government to consult vice-chancellors and take a decision in the interest of students.
Koshyari will hold a meeting with vice-chancellors of 13 non-agriculture universities on today. This will be followed by a meeting of the state disaster management authority under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Upholding the UGC’s guidelines, the Supreme Court had last week held that no state and university can promote students in the final-year/terminal semester without conducting examinations.
The court also ruled that the UGC’s directive to universities and colleges to hold final-year exams by September 30 was well within its domain.