Punjab govt issues directions to universities for conduct of exams amid COVID-19 pandemic

Directs all universities to follow guidelines for conduct of exams at their campuses and affiliated colleges

Punjab govt issues directions to universities for conduct of exams amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 5

The Punjab Government on Sunday issued detailed directions to all the vice-chancellors of government and private universities regarding conduct of examinations in government/private universities and colleges.

According to an official spokesperson, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic all the universities of the state have been directed to follow the guidelines for conduct of examinations at their campuses and affiliated colleges.

As per the guidelines, all students in terminal/exit classes or semesters will be awarded degrees/diplomas provided their average grades/marks/CGPA on the basis of previous exams or semesters, are over and above the minimum pass grades/marks/CGPA (as per norms/regulations of the individual university).

The spokesperson pointed out that all the students in intermediate classes would be promoted to next class or semester or year but those having average grades/marks/CGPA less than the minimum pass marks/grades/ CGPA will have to clear exams of that semester as and when they were held to be eligible for award of degree.

The students of exit/intermediate classes will also be given the option to take exams as and when they are held to improve their grades, if they desire to do so, he added.

The spokesperson further said that each university shall work out its own norms regarding award of degree/promotion of students keeping in mind the said guidelines and their own rules and regulations.

The universities which are in the process of conducting online exams can continue to do so with the permission of Higher Education Department.

The said guidelines have been issued with due permission of competent authority and these would not be applicable to the institutions under Department of Medical Education & Research and Health.

 

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