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Maharashtra Minister Uday Samant asks HRD Ministry, UGC to cancel varsity exams after Amitabh Bachchan tests coronavirus positive

12-Jul-2020        39328

Maharashtra Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education Uday Samant on Sunday (July12) said that Union Human Ressources Department Ministry should cancel the varsity exams as coronavirus COVId-19 pandemic has now entered into safe places like Raj Bhavan and superstar Amitab Bachchan`s home. He also added that holding exams amid coronavirus outbreak is not safe for the students and the Unitversity Grants Commission should not play with the lives of students.

New exam guidelines issued by HRD, Home Ministry: Check full list here

12-Jul-2020        12572

The HRD Ministry and Home Ministry have issued the new exam guidelines or the SOP Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for higher educational institutes. Check out the full list of exam guidelines here.

Aaditya Thackeray slams HRD ministry and UGC over announcing final year exams

11-Jul-2020        67715

Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Friday slammed the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) after the UGC announced that the final year examinations in the universities will be held in September. He called the Ministry decision absolutely absurd and probably from an alternate universe.

Do not make it an ego issue: Devendra Fadnavis to Maharashtra government over UGC decision

10-Jul-2020        78925

While speaking to the media, Fadnavis said that the decision to hold final year university exams was made for the well being of the students and Maharashtra government should not politicise the issue.

Maharashtra to ‘pass’ 3.9 lakh final year university students without exams

9-Jul-2020        61344

Maharashtra on Thursday insisted it will clear lakhs of final year university students, including 3.9 lakh who have backlogs from previous semesters, without exams. Disregarding UGC guidelines mandating that states hold online/offline tests by September-end, higher education minister Uday Samant reiterated the MVA regime’s stand that exams cannot be held till then owing to the Covid outbreak.

Cancel final year exams: Former chairperson, educators write to UGC

9-Jul-2020        44756

Former University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairperson Sukhdeo Thorat, along with 27 teachers from various universities in the country, has written to the current UGC Chairman asking him to cancel the decision to hold exams for final semester/year students and instead evaluate them on past performance.

Maharashtra govt says not possible to hold final year exams

8-Jul-2020        89842

Stating that in the prevailing situation it would not be possible for the Maharashtra government and its universities to conduct final year examinations, Uday Samant, higher education minister of Maharashtra appealed to the ministry of human resource development on Tuesday for uniform guidelines for awarding degrees.

Not feasible to conduct final-year university exams in state: Maharashtra education minister to MHRD

8-Jul-2020        39437

A day after the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued directives to conduct final-year exams by September end, the state higher education minister Uday Samant wrote to the centre seeking uniform guidelines for awarding degrees to students based on an appropriate evaluation formula instead. The UGC approved the recommendation of an expert committee to conduct exams in offline, online or blended (offline+online) mode.

Holding final-year exams not feasible: Maharashtra Govt tells HRD ministry

7-Jul-2020        35381

The UGC on Monday announced that “the final term exams are to be compulsorily conducted as per the UGC guidelines on examinations and academic calendar for the universities”, as per the Standard Operating Procedure approved by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Cancel Final Year Exams! Unhappy with revised UGC Guidelines, students take to twitter

7-Jul-2020        84878

UGC has released the revised guidelines on Sunday. Students unhappy with the revised guidelines took to twitter to express their anger and demanded #cancelfinalyearexams.

UGC decides against scrapping exams for graduating students

6-Jul-2020        40768

UGC Guidelines for University Exams 2020: In a meeting held Monday, the higher education regulator decided to advise universities and colleges to conduct final semester exams by September-end

New UGC guidelines to be released within 2 days

4-Jul-2020        66160

"When will UGC issue new guidelines," social media is abuzz with this question as students yearn for clarity on their examinations. While some states have decided against the holding of exams, uncertainty is looming large over others as the University Grants Commission is yet to issue an official communication in this regard.

AICTE revises academic calendar, here’s when affiliated colleges are likely to reopen

4-Jul-2020        28408

Classes for engineering, Pharmacy, architecture and other courses will begin from August 16 for existing students, and for the new batch, classes will begin from September 15, as per the latest schedule released by AICTE.

ABVP asks Mumbai University to instruct colleges not to ask for exam fees, threaten students

3-Jul-2020        83010

A four-member team from the Mumbai unit of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) met Dr Vinod Patil, Director, Board of Examinations and Evaluation, University of Mumbai, on July 1 and urged him to implement the university directive to not charge exam fees and next semester fees strongly.

Maharashtra ATKT rule delay has promotion formula in universities in limbo

3-Jul-2020        39670

With the delay in taking a decision on the fate of students with ATKTs (allowed to keep terms), state universities are unable to come out with their own formula for promoting final-year students.

Mumbai University Registrar Dr. Ajay Deshmukh passes away

2-Jul-2020        42824

Mumbai University Registrar, Dr Ajay Deshmukh, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020. He was 54 and was suffering from cancer. He was undergoing treatment for the same over the last few months.

UGC Final Year Exam Guidelines Updates: University Grants Commission likely to announce revised guidelines soon

1-Jul-2020        36700

With appeals to cancel exams by the students and teacher’s bodies from across the country, the UGC is likely to cancel the final year examinations in its new guidelines in wake of the increasing coronavirus cases in the country.

Final-year exams in Maharashtra: Centre still to take call on issue

1-Jul-2020        73020

Despite the state government clarifying its stand to the Centre that Maharashtra is in no position to conduct exams for professional courses due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, respective central examination councils which have to take a call on the issue, are still contemplating a final decision.

Maharashtra cancelling higher education exams could face a legal hurdle, spell trouble for students

29-Jun-2020        17430

Unless the central government cancels all these examinations and detailed guidelines on assessment of students are issued, the decision to cancel exams by just one state will hamper the academic future and career prospects of the students.

No final year exams for professional, non-professional courses in Maharashtra

26-Jun-2020        31464

"The present atmosphere is not yet conducive for conducting examinations and classes. The State Disaster Management Authority in its meeting on June 18 has decided not to conduct the final year examinations for professional and non professional courses," said Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Final year/semester Maharashtra varsity exams cancelled: Uday Samant

20-Jun-2020        77837

According to an official statement, Samant said the examinations of students who have cleared previous semesters but have opted for tests will be held keeping in mind the spread of COVID-19 locally.

Maharashtra makes final year university exams optional

19-Jun-2020        32534

Ending the suspense, the Maharashtra government on Friday announced that it will not conduct the degree exams of final year university students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Final year exams for non-professional courses to be optional in Maharashtra

19-Jun-2020        17514

Students will have to give a written consent on their choice - if they wish to appear for the exams, individual universities will come out with a schedule at a later date based on the Covid-19 crisis in their jurisdiction. Around 7.3 lakh students are enrolled in the final year of non-professional courses.

25% of Mumbai University syllabus may go online, colleges likely to run in two shifts in new academic year

18-Jun-2020        52573

Nearly 25% of the course content offered by Mumbai University and its affiliated colleges is likely to go online from the upcoming academic year. Most of the syllabus, however, will be taught in college classrooms in two shifts by following social distancing -whenever the situation normalises. A proposal to this effect was presented before the MU advisory council, chaired by industrialist Ratan Tata, at its first meeting on Thursday.

Maharashtra Students Union approaches Bombay High Court over final-year exams

17-Jun-2020        25649

A student union has written to the Bombay High Court asking the chief justice to take suo motu cognisance of the stress and anxiety final-year students have been facing due to the uncertainty regarding their final examinations.

Principals want govt to take stand on final-year exams

14-Jun-2020        13385

Principals of autonomous and university-affiliated colleges in the state have said the government should clear the air regarding holding final-year exams.

Mumbai University Has Been Ranked 64th By The NIRF

12-Jun-2020        25839

The University of Mumbai has ranked amongst the top 100 colleges in the country according to the fifth National Institutional Ranking Framework.

University Final Year Exams Impasse: It’s not a matter for political debate, our futures at stake

12-Jun-2020        57981

University exams have been postponed until further notice and the possibility of being held in July is just that – a possibility. The stress, anxiety and uncertainty continue to rise, and there’s no respite. We feel lost; at least I do. All our calculations, months and years of planning, have all been turned upside down. We have to find a new way to get to our goals, but over-thinking is leading to analysis paralysis.

University Final Year Exams Impasse: It’s not a matter for political debate, our futures at stake

12-Jun-2020        82990

University exams have been postponed until further notice and the possibility of being held in July is just that – a possibility. The stress, anxiety and uncertainty continue to rise, and there’s no respite. We feel lost; at least I do. All our calculations, months and years of planning, have all been turned upside down. We have to find a new way to get to our goals, but over-thinking is leading to analysis paralysis.

Is Maharashtra Ready for Final-Year Exams? Here’s What Profs Think

10-Jun-2020        46621

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s decision to cancel final-year college exams and evaluate students on the basis of scores obtained in previous semesters has drawn mixed reactions from professors in the state.