The exams will be held in an exclusive, student-friendly procedure with minimal weightage to the online mode, said the Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University.
The Gauhati University has decided to conduct exams for all students in a mixed mode, following the revised guidelines by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Addressing the students, Dr. Pratap Jyoti Handique, Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University said in a letter that the exams will be completed by September end, according to the UGC’s directive. The revised guidelines by UGC stated that the varsity will conduct the term-end exams by following a mixed-mode or a combination of online as well as offline modes.
According to the letter, “there will be some form of examinations for all levels.” This could mean that exams are likely to be conducted for more than 1,500 in-campus students and for those studying in more than 350 colleges affiliated to the state university.
The exams will be held in an exclusive, student-friendly procedure with minimal weightage to the online exams, Dr. Handique wrote.
The letter also read, “A detailed procedure and calendar of examination will be published immediately on completion of ongoing lockdown in Guwahati. GU plans to complete all examination procedures by September 30, 2020.”
The Vice Chancellor further stated that all pending activities, including admission, start of the new session will be resumed by the varsity when the educational institutes are permitted to reopen.
In the meantime, on Saturday, Assam education minister, Mr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that it’s not possible for the state to conduct online exams as most of the students are from poor backgrounds and lack the basic needs of an online examination.
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