The Maharashtra State Minister has said that the undergraduate examinations for 13 state-run universities will be held in an online mode. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the rapidly rising cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. As a result of which, several lockdown restrictions have been imposed and travelling is not a viable option in such a scenario,
As per reports, the Maharashtra State Minister for Higher and Technical Education said that he also plans to request the state government to include exam-related work in the essential services category.
“There are strict restrictions imposed to break the chain of the COVID-19 spread in the state. Hence, we have decided to conduct examinations for undergraduate students, from first to third year, online,” Samant said.
The minister added that the decision to conduct the exams online has been taken after due consultation with the vice-chancellors of all the universities. Universities in Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, among others have already been successfully conducting several of their exams online.
Adding that a final decision in this matter is still awaited, Samant further stated, “We are also trying to inoculate students in the age group of 18 to 25 years. There are some 37 lakh students in all these universities who can be vaccinated at their respective institutions.”