In the light of Coronavirus pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh Government will be conducting the final year in all the state universities. The state universities are expected to follow the UGC and the HRD Ministry guidelines released for the universities across the country.
The UP government has decided to cancel the intermediate (first and second year) examinations instead due to the pandemic.
Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that all the UG and PG examinations except the final year examinations have been cancelled. Sharma further added that the students from other classes will be promoted based on the internal assessment marks. He also added that the final year exams in the state universities will be completed by September 30, 2020.
Sharma further added that in case any student cannot appear for the final exams a second chance will be given and as per the convenience of the universities another exam will be conducted for such students. The Undergraduate and Postgraduate results will be declared by October 15 to 31, 2020.
The UGC has earlier released the revised guidelines on July 6, 2020, for the universities to conduct the examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The UGC has made the final year examinations mandatory for the students in all the universities.
The guidelines were however opposed by the teachers association, student bodies, and the states including Punjab, Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, and Rajasthan.