Tech varsities, board told to conduct exit exams by Oct 15

Tech varsities, board told to conduct exit exams by Oct 15

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, September 14

Punjab’s Technical Education Department has directed two technical universities and the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training to conduct exams of exit classes by October 15.

The Directorate of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab has shot a letter to the IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, Bathinda, and Secretary, Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training, regarding the examination of exit classes in technical universities and engineering or polytechnic colleges in the state.

In the letter, Joint Director Gurpreet Singh Thind has asked universities and the board to complete the examination process of all exit classes on their campuses as well in the colleges affiliated to them tentatively by October 15. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been requested to allow them to conduct the exams.

The universities/board will decide on their own about the mode of conduct of the examination. While conducting these exams, all necessary precautions like sanitisation, temperature monitoring of all students and staff, and social distancing will be strictly adhered to, as per instructions/SoPs issued by the health department of state or union government.

The universities have also been asked to ensure that the students are informed through all possible means about the date sheet well in time. Moreover, universities or board will also ensure timely declaration of results.

It is also stated that UGC wide letter dated July 6, 2020, issued guidelines to conduct the final exams by September 30, 2020. Further, Supreme Court while disposing of the bunch of writ petitions dated August 28, 2020, has also upheld the decision of UGC to conduct exit class examinations before September 30.

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