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Calcutta University to conduct final semester exams online from October 1

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Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the Calcutta University has decided to conduct final semester exams of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students through online mode from October 1 to October 18, 2020.

The decision will provide huge relief to students, who are in limbo over the final semester exams.

The result of the exams will be announced on October 31.

Students who cannot appear for online exams can send their answer sheets to their respective colleges, the varsity official said.

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In the exams, all students would be given twenty-four hours time to complete and submit the answer sheets by scanning their them and submitting them also through WhatsApp to their respective colleges.

In case any student is unable to access online exams, they are allowed by the varsity to submit answer scripts physically at the college.

The West Bengal government had recently said the final semester exams will have to be conducted by universities between October 1 and 18 and the results will have to be published by October 31.

 “The earlier decision of the university senate (the highest decision-making body) for evaluation based on 80-20 ratio (previous semester performance and internal assessment) will not be valid anymore,” said Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee.

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