The final year exams in all universities of Maharashtra, including Mumbai University have been cancelled, the government announced today. The Chief Minister of the State Uddhav Thackeray met the Vice Chancellors of the universities in Maharashtra on May 30 to decide on the last year examinations, and made this announcement on the evening of May 31st. Just two days ago, the government had indicated that exams will surely be be held, but today’s announcement makes the decision final and also sheds some light on the promotional criteria for the students.
The Chief Minister said that the students will get marks based on the previous semester’ performance and will have option to take exams sometime in future if unsatisfied with the results.
Maharashtra final year exam cancelled latest news & Highlights
- Final year exams, means, third year exams for a under graduation or diploma or any 3 year degree course are cancelled.
- 2nd year exams of a 2 year Post Graduation courses are cancelled.
- The final/last/third year exams for MSBTE diploma and other polytechnic courses are also cancelled.
- The last year exams of literally any course has been cancelled.
The move to cancel last year exams in Maharashtra’s universities and colleges affects lakhs of students pursuing their graduation, post graduation, diploma and professional degree courses. With this announcement, the final year exams for big universities such as Mumbai University, Pune University, Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE), RTMNU, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) and Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University (SGBAU) among others stand cancelled presently.
In another holdover news, Maharashtra government has also issued an order to issue graduation certificates to all MBBS students who completed their internship by February 2020 on an urgent basis. The students pursuing their final year courses from any of the medical colleges or the universities such as MUHS, affiliated to the state, would not have to take the exams now.
How will students will promoted
- The Universities will award aggregate marks to the students on the basis of their performance in the previous academic year or semester.
- If the student is unsatisfied on his/her grades/marks/results through the the aggregate marks criteria, they will have the option to take the exams whenever the COVID-19 situation clears and the exams are held. The exams may be conducted in September, October or November, depending on the situation by then.
Talking further about the topic, Uddhav Thackeray said that this decision has been taken to help students move ahead with their career. He also urged the varsities and colleges to focus on promoting online study through e-learning methods.
More details will be available with the respective universities within a week. The students may check the exam cancellation notifications at Mumbai university’s website and other respective official portals.
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