Final year exams: Universities not to issue separate COVID degree certificates

Sakal Times News Desk
Wednesday, 16 September 2020

There would be no separate COVID degree certificates for students after final year examinations

Mumbai: Uday Samant, Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister, has made clear that there would be no difference in the degrees that are being given to the students in the times of COVID-19 outbreak to those provided to them earlier before the pandemic. It states that there would be no separate COVID degree certificates for students after final year examinations.

The minister while speaking to the mediapersons on Tuesday said, “The Maharashtra government will take action against the companies or industries if they look down on the degrees deliberated during the COVID-19 period.”

Maharashtra Final Year University Exams are to set to start from October 1. A circular has been released by the Mumbai University notifying that the examinations would continue till October 17 and would be conducted online in MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) format. Samant, also stated that before the MCQ exams the students would be provided with question bank by their respective universities.


Over 85 per cent of students want online examinations as the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is all set to conduct the final year exams. According to the data released by the SPPU examination department, out of the total 223,000 students who filled the form, 1,87,000 have favoured online mode over offline exams. Written exams will be conducted from October 1 to 30 in both online and offline format.

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