Madhya Pradesh To Hold Final Year Exams In September
Final year exams of university students in Madhya Pradesh will be held in September according to the UGC guidelines released in July first week.
Final year exams of university students in Madhya Pradesh will be held in September according to the UGC guidelines released in July first week. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that the results of the final year examinations will be released in October.
The Chief Minister’s office has also said the students of undergraduate (UG) first and second year and also the postgraduate (PG) second semester will be given admission to the upcoming year or semester based on the exam results of the previous year or semester and internal evaluation of the current year or semester.
मुख्यमंत्री श्री @ChouhanShivraj ने कहा है कि महाविद्यालयीन स्नातक प्रथम, द्वितीय वर्ष एवं स्नातकोत्तर द्वितीय सेमेस्टर के छात्रों को गत वर्ष/सेमेस्टर के परीक्षा परिणाम एवं वर्तमान वर्ष/सेमेस्टर के आंतरिक मूल्याँकन के आधार पर आगामी वर्ष/सेमेस्टर में प्रवेश दिया जायेगा। pic.twitter.com/5KiH4r52hQ— CMO Madhya Pradesh (@CMMadhyaPradesh) July 27, 2020
Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh government had decided to cancel the final year examinations of both UG and PG students. Mr Chouhan had announced that final year or semester results would be declared on basis of highest marks obtained in previous years or semesters.
The government has now also decided to conduct the final year examinations in online open book examination format.
“For evaluation of open book examinations, students will be given a weightage of 50% of the score of the previous years or semester and 50% of the score of the open book examination” an official statement said.
ओपन बुक परीक्षाओं के मूल्यांकन हेतु छात्रों को गत वर्षों/सेमेस्टर के प्राप्तांको का 50% वेटेज तथा ओपन बुक परीक्षा के प्राप्तांको का का 50% वेटेज दिया जायेगा। pic.twitter.com/55H7xc9Aar— CMO Madhya Pradesh (@CMMadhyaPradesh) July 27, 2020
According to the CM’s office, about 5.71 lakh students will benefit from this decision of the government.
The University Grants Commission or UGC, in revised list of guidelines released on July 6 had asked all the universities across the country to conclude the final year examinations of UG and PG students by September-end.
Meanwhile, in a related development today, the Supreme Court directed the UGC to respond to the petitions which have challenged the directive to all the universities and colleges to conduct final year examinations by September 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several issues have been raised in the petitions, including plight of lakhs of students in places like Bihar and Assam which are reeling under floods and also that many states have already cancelled the final year examinations of state universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said that replies be filed by UGC and the Centre on the pleas and posted the matter for hearing on July 31.