Maharastra Exams 2020: As the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state of Maharashtra shows no signs of abating, the examinations across the colleges and the universities in the state could not be conducted until now. As the probability of the same looks bleaker in the coming few months, the state government has decided to use the aggregate from the previous year exams to calculate the marks for the students as “present circumstances do not allow for examinations to be held immediately.”
The statement from the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray, came after a meeting with the various heads of universities in the state. All the vice-chancellors agreed unanimously that the present situation is “risky for lakhs of students to come together for exams.” Check >>MHA Issues Guidelines For Pending Board Exams 2020: No CBSE, ICSE, State Board Exam Centre In Containment Zone
After the meeting, the chief minister tweeted that, “I held a meeting of Vice-Chancellors yesterday regarding final year college exams. They unanimously said that the present circumstances do not allow for examinations to be held immediately as it is risky for lakhs of students to come together for exams.”
Earlier, the state education minister, Mr. Uday Samant had announced that all students of universities, except for final year students, will be promoted to the next year as the curbs in place during the lockdown makes it implausible to conduct the examinations. Moreover, the education minister had also requested the UGC to permit the final year students without conducting the exams. Check Latest >> Maharashtra Schools To Begin From 15 June, Starts With Online Classes
Maharashtra Exams: Use of the previous aggregate for calculating the marks
A tweet from the official channel of the chief minister read that, “We have decided that students will get aggregate marks based on their performance in the previous semesters for that academic year. This is because there is no clarity on when the exams can be held. The future of students should not be kept hanging because of this.”
He further added that if any student wishes to improve his/her performance, they can attempt to do so “in September, October, and November based on how the situation evolves.” Check | Maharashtra SSC Result 2020: Average Marks To All Students For Cancelled Geography Exam
Earlier, in an official statement, the chief minister had said that it is clear that the examinations in colleges and universities cannot be held in the month of July and it is important to end the uncertainty around it by exploring the available alternatives.
Maharashtra Exams: E-Learning is the way forward
The Chief Minister further added that most of the admission process for the new academic year would be completed through available Online Channels. Moreover, the focus in universities should not be on resuming classroom sessions but on resuming education through online channels. Now that most people are forced to stay inside their homes due to the lockdown, it offers an opportunity to shift towards e-learning. He indicated that the government would discuss the matter with mobile network providers to plan the way forward.