In the wake of Coronavirus epidemic, the Haryana government has decided not to hold higher and technical education examinations. Students will be promoted to the next semester on the basis of internal assessment and previous performance, said state minister Kanwar Pal.
Earlier, the Haryana’s Higher and Technical Education Department had said all terminal examinations of final semesters will be conducted from July 1 to 31. The education minister said if a university wishes, then it may conduct online examinations.
It will have to ensure that all students are able to take such exams. The minister said students of intermediate and final semesters will be promoted to the next semester on the basis of the internal assessment/assignment and previous examinations.
Both components will be given 50 per cent weightage each. However, students will have the option for improvement in grades later on the basis of a written examination once the coronavirus situation improves. The same formula will also be applicable for distance education/private students, he said.
The minister said the students with academic arrears in previous examinations may also be exempted and promoted to the next semester on the average basis of the previous examinations. The same formula will also be applicable for distance education/private students, Pal said. The education minister said for the first-year students, only internal assessment may be calculated for promotion.
He said practical examinations wherever not conducted so far, the marks are to be awarded as an average of all previous practical examinations or the 80 per cent average of theory examinations marks of previous semesters whichever is higher.