Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 9
Just as schools and colleges remain closed due to the surge in the Covid-19 cases, Guru Nanak Dev University has released an updated date sheet for remaining examinations (offline mode) of its affiliated and constituent colleges.
Exams which were postponed after the government asked the educational institutes to shut in the wake of the second wave of infections, will now be held as per new schedule.
Earlier, the university had postponed the exams till April 10, but now rescheduled them for convenience of students. New dates of exams are available on the university’s web portal. Timings and centres will remain the same.
Prof Manoj Kumar, in charge, Examinations, said exams will commence from April 11 onwards. “All candidates are instructed to contact principals of colleges/head of departments concerned. College principals should ensure that Covid-19 protocols issued by the state government are strictly followed during examinations,” he said.
While exams will be held offline, students are also demanding resumption of regular classes. Various student organisations protested in this regard. The entire exercise of conducting exams by GNDU under the Covid-19 situation has been prone to controversies.
The university first announced offline exams for odd courses from February 15 onwards. The decision was met with heavy criticism by students who demanded that given the pandemic, exams must be conducted online. After deliberations and multiple meetings with students, the university went ahead with its decision to conduct offline exams as per guidelines issued by the state government.
While the exams were being conducted, the state government announced to shut down universities, colleges and schools, once again on March 19, which incited angry reactions from students.
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