In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak, the Odisha Higher Education Department has decided to cancel the theory and practical tests of the end semester examinations for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.
According to reports, meetings were conducted by the Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo along with the Vice-Chancellors of the state public universities and principles of autonomous colleges.
The decision not to conduct the end-semester exams will be implemented by all the universities and autonomous colleges under the jurisdiction of the department.
The state government had earlier decided to conduct the sixth-semester examinations for the undergraduate courses to be held between June 20 and July 24, 2020. The results of these examinations will be declared by August 31, 2020. The Final year PG Examinations will be completed by August 20, 2020, and the results will be declared by September 20, 2020.
The state government has taken such a decision with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in the country. Students from different universities had earlier on protested against the decision of the state government for conducting the offline examinations of the Undergraduate and postgraduate courses between June and August 2020.
The students will be marked based on the internal marks along with the mars obtained in the previous semester in the subjects.