The Mizoram University (MZU) declared on Sunday via an emergency notification that they will be deferring the upcoming undergraduate examinations which were scheduled to be held on Monday. This was done due to appeals by student bodies and Mizoram Principals Council because of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the state. The urgent notification issued by the university said undergraduate semester examinations would not be held during August 10 to August 14, 2020, given the present situation due to COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown imposed in certain localities in Aizawl.
The examinations will now be held after September 3, 2020, instead. The notification also said that for professional courses like LLB, BSW and BOA, the tests would not be held from August 10 to 14, 2020. The papers scheduled during this period will be shifted to a later date. However, there is no change in the conduct of examinations in respect of MCA and BCA, which will be held as per plan from August 10, the notification said. In a piece of earlier information issued on Thursday, the university had been told that examinations for UG even semester for 6th semester and repeaters for all semester and professional courses would be held as per schedule commencing from August 10.
Two apex student bodies of Mizoram, Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) and Mizo Students Union (MSU) on Sunday asked Mizo University (MZU) to postpone the upcoming undergraduate (UG) degree examinations following a sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in the state. In a letter addressed to MZU vice-chancellor, MZP said that it does not believe that it is in the best interest of the students to sit for the university examination slated for August 10 due to the spike in Covid-19 cases in the state and lockdowns are being imposed in several localities of Aizawl. Mizoram Principals’ Council also on Sunday wrote to the controller of examination, Mizoram University, urging the latter to review the decision of holding the examination. Mizoram has reported 608 COVID-19 cases till Sunday.