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Maharashtra Govt cancels final exams for non-professional / professional courses in wake of COVID-19

Taking into consideration the reviews of the prevailing COVID-19 situation,  The Maharashtra Government has decided to cancel the final year-final semester exam of non-professional/professional courses conducted under various universities in the state in the backdrop of rising Coronavirus cases despite the lockdown.

The degrees to the students will be awarded based on the evaluation formulas that is decided by the universities.

“Maharashtra government decided not to conduct the final year/final semester exam of non-professional/professional courses as the present atmosphere is not yet conducive to conduct any exam or classes. Also decided to award degrees based on formula decided by universities,” the CMO Maharashtra said in a statement on Friday.

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray has also written to PM Narendra Modi requesting to instruct national level apex authorities like All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), The Council of Architecture (COA), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Bar Council of India (BCI), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) and National Council For Hotel Management & Catering Technology to endorse state govt’s decision regarding professional courses & issue guidelines to universities.

Uddhav Thackeray has asked PM Modi to instruct the above apex bodies to endorse the state government’s decision to cancel final year and final semester exams of professional courses and issue guidelines to universities to carry out the decision.

The Central government also submitted before the Supreme Court that the remaining class 10 and 12 CBSE exams, which were earlier rescheduled to be held between July 1 to July 15 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, have been cancelled.

Uddhav Thackeray also said that the request for uniform guidelines was made on a similar note at a web conference meeting with PM Modi on June 16.

– Davinder Panesar, NMTV News

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