Exams mandatory for final year students : HRD Minister

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday in a special session with Zee News, addressed the issues and dilemma students are facing, concerning the examinations in colleges and universities across the country.

Keeping in view the prevailing health crises, the minister declared that the exams for final year students which are scheduled to be held in the month of July will not be cancelled. He announced that it is mandatory to conduct exams for the final year students. Though the exams cannot be held in July can be conducted after the situation improves.

Recently, a UGC committee headed by R.C. Kuhad suggested to scrape off final year exams aroused hope in the students regarding the cancellation of their scheduled OBE exams.

The minister made it clear that exams for final year students will be conducted on the scheduled dates decided  by the universities. Any student facing health problems may choose to give exams once the situation subsides. In case any student is dissatisfied with the results and wishes to improve, can do so by appearing for the exams later.

HRD Minster declared that the new session will begin only after the exams of final year students are conducted.

The minister also mentioned that students of intermediate years will be promoted and evaluated on the basis of their previous year performances and internal assessments.

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