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Not possible to conduct university, college exams now: Odisha to HRD Ministry

Bhubaneswar: Considering the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, it’s not possible to conduct the final semester exams of Under Graduate and Post Graduate students, Odisha government informed the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Thursday.
In a letter, the state government urged the HRD Ministry to reconsider the revised guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and not to make the conduct of the final term examinations mandatory.
The UGC in its new recommendation has proposed to protect the academic interests of terminal semester and final year students globally by conducting examinations in offline mode (by pen and paper) or online by the end of September 2020.
According to the UGC, the special examinations can be conducted by the university whenever possible so that the students do not face any inconvenience or loss. This provision will only be applicable as a one-time measure for the current academic session 2019-20.

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