Punjab cancels university, college exams

Students to be promoted on basis of previous performance

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 4

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced cancellation of university and college exams in the state in view of the Covid pandemic though the exams currently being conducted online by some universities will continue uninterrupted.

In his weekly #AskCaptain Facebook Live session, the CM said that university and college students would be promoted on the basis of their previous performance. However, the students would have the option take the exam later once the Covid crisis was over.

“Universities and colleges are in the process of working out the modalities for implementing the decision,” he said, urging the students to continue with their studies in right earnest despite the cancellation of their exams.

For ex-servicemen trying to make it to the PCS, Capt Amarinder announced that while SC candidates appearing in the general category would continue to get unlimited chances, ex-servicemen in the general category would get six and those in the BC category nine.

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