Bhubaneswar: The final semester examinations of the Under Graduate (UG) and the Post Graduate (PG) courses will be conducted by September 30, informed Odisha Higher Education department after a high-level meeting.
According to sources, the decision was taken after the meeting which was reportedly chaired by Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo. Vice-chancellors, controllers of examinations of state public universities, principals of autonomous and degree colleges also reportedly attended the meeting through video conferencing.
The exams will be conducted as per the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in online, offline, open book and other prescribed modes.
However, the concerned university and colleges will take the final call on the mode of examination, an official release read.
Meanwhile, the results of all the examinations will be published by October 31.
“Those who won’t or can’t appear for the exams can appear for the same after the COVID-19 situation improves. Universities/colleges will make special arrangements for those students to appear for the exam in pen & paper mode,” the release read.
The final semester students can also appear for their back papers, if any, and the results of those exams will also be published by October 31.