Delhi Government Cancels All Delhi State University Exams
Delhi government has decided to cancel all Delhi state university upcoming exams including final exams in view of coronavirus pandemic, announced Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today. Sisodia further added that the degree will be awarded based on evaluation parameters decided by the universities. Final year students will be awarded degrees on based on past assessment.
Manish Sisodia, Delhi Education Minister, held a press conference and said that conducting examinations for a semester for which classes were not held is difficult.
Mr. Sisodia, in his press conference, said that schools were in the midst of conducting exams when they had to be closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Delhi Government had taken the decision to promote class 9 and class 11 students without exams and wrote to MHRD for a similar decision about class 10 and class 12 exams. Education Ministry, recently announced the cancellation of class 10 and 12 board exams.
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In case of Universities, the matter is a bit complicated, he added.
“Delhi Government believes that drastic times require drastic measures, and hence has decided to cancel all semester and final year exams in state Universities,” he said.
All students would be promoted to the next year/semester on the basis of previous assessment. Final year students will be awarded degrees on based on past assessment.
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The decision has been taken in the interest of students. Since it is not conducive to conduct exams right now, while it is also necessary to grant degrees to students for them to pursue higher education or for job applications.
Instruction For Evaluation:
He has also instructed that an evaluation formula be devised and students should be promoted based on that.
The decision will bring relief to lakhs of students who are enrolled at different state Universities in Delhi. However, Delhi University students will have to wait for decision on exams. Delhi University is a central university and hence does not fall in the aegis of the Delhi Government.
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Delhi University, on its part, has postponed the final year/semester examinations to August.
In the matter of Central Universities located in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to the Prime Minister. Requesting that central government take a similar decision for universities across the country.
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