Mumbai: Minister of State (MoS) for Higher and Technical Education Prajakt Tanpure, has announced that the final year examination for non-professional courses has been cancelled. The state government has finally taken this decision on Thursday (June 18) and will inform the concerned regulatory bodies about it, Tanpure has stated.
The news comes as a relief to the students, as Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had recently overturned the government's decision to cancel all final-year examinations. The opposition parties had cornered the state government led by Uddhav Thackeray on this issue. Thus, all eyes were set on the Thackeray government's next move as students were left in confusion over their fate regarding final-year exams.
Since the Covid-19 outbreak in the country in March, there has been a surge in cases in Mumbai, Pune and other parts of the states. On this background, it was not possible to conduct examinations for professional courses as well as traditional courses like Arts, Science and Commerce.
Considering this situation, the state government had announced the cancellation of final-year exams for these courses. However, Governor Koshyari, citing the rules and regulations had overturned this decision and insisted on conducting final year exams. After this public embarrassment, the state government was cornered by the opposition which demanded clarity over this issue from the students perspective.
Chief Minister Thackeray in a meeting on Thursday reiterated his stand to cancel all final year examinations for all courses. Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant, Vice-Chancellors of all universities and secretaries of all departments attended the meeting.