Examinations for students at 13 Maharashtra state universities will be conducted online, said Minister of State Uday Samant.
Speaking to journalists, the Minister of Higher and Technical Education said he also plans to ask the state government to include exam-related work in the essential services category.
“There are strict restrictions to break the chain of spread of COVID-19 in the state. That is why we have decided to take online tests for students up to the third year,” Samant said.
The minister said that he would also ask the state administration to add the audit work to the essential services category.
The decision was made after consulting with university vice chancellors, he said.
Several exams from the universities of Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Gondwana have already been taken online, he said.
“We are also trying to vaccinate students in the 18-25 age group. In all these universities there are 37 lakhs of students who can be vaccinated at their respective facilities,” Samant said, adding that the final decision will be made in this domain.