Delhi cancels all upcoming semester, last exams of universities

New Delhi, July 11

The Delhi authorities has determined to cancel all forthcoming semester and finals exams of universities below it because of the COVID-19 state of affairs, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia mentioned on Saturday.

Sisodia mentioned these state universities had been requested to advertise their college students and award them levels adopting some methodology of analysis.

He mentioned Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to copy Delhi authorities’s choice for all central universities throughout the nation to finish uncertainty amongst college students concerning the exams.

Sisodia mentioned Delhi authorities’s choice didn’t concern the Delhi University (DU), the JNU and different central universities within the nationwide capital.

The state universities below Delhi authorities embrace National Law University, Delhi Technological University, Ambedkar University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Netaji Subhas University of Technology and Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women.

The Deputy Chief Minister who can also be Delhi’s Education Minister mentioned research within the universities have been disrupted because of the pandemic, and it was not doable to conduct examinations.

Unprecedented instances required unprecedented choices, Sisodia mentioned.

“The issue was complex since no studies or any other academic activities took place in the semester. It was not possible to hold exams without any studies. So, we have asked universities to cancel exams and promote students to next semester on the basis of past results or some other progressive method of evaluation,” he mentioned.

Sisodia mentioned although it was not doable to conduct last 12 months examinations, offering levels to college students for jobs and future educational pursuits have been vital.

“We have asked the universities to cancel final year exams and come out with some formula of evaluation for awarding degrees,” he mentioned.

Sisodia additionally hoped that Prime Minister would take cognisance of the Chief Minister’s request to cancel exams of all central universities throughout the nation and shortly concern some route. PTI

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