Final Year Exams in Maharashta: Still No Final Decision?

The Maharashtra Governor, Bhagat Singh Koshyara asserted that decision to take final exams rest on the Chancellor of Universities. This is in accordance with the provisions of Maharashtra Public Universities Act. Further, he condemned the move of the state CM, Uddhav Thackeray of cancelling the exams. Earlier, the CM declared the cancellation of the final exams for all the graduating students.

Governor and Ministers on Final Exams in Maharashtra
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The Governor, went on to add that the implementation of this decision would menace with the future of the students. Moreover, he also decsribed the announcement as unparalleled and also illogical on the terms of legal consequences. Going on further, he wrote a letter to the Chief Minister, expressing his disagreement with the decision of the state regarding the final examinations. He further mentioned his surprise with the decision in the letter, writing that he wasn’t expecting this decision of cancelling the exams. This letter was written on Tuesday. He still awaits for the response.

This letter further mentions that the vice chancellors of different state universities have showed their preparedness for conducting exams.

Furthermore, the Governor also expressed his annoyance regarding the delay in presentation of the report of the conducting of the exams. The report, made by committee of Vice Chancellor which was constituted by the Minister for Higher and Technical Education was sent to the secretary on 6th May. But the same has yet not been presented to the Governor. This report consists of various alternatives for conducting exams.

He also mentioned problems of students of law, medicine,etc. These students need to register themselves with professional bodies. This will enable them to work with required licence. The Governor stated the registration issues without evaluation of final exams.

He further went on to say that CBSE and ICSE boards are taking the leftover exams. Hence, the universities can too take a step forward in the same direction.

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