'University exam schedule, colleges and CET to be announced soon': Uday Samant

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 5 May 2020

The examination schedule of universities, colleges and Common Entrance Test (CET) will be up soon, says Uday Samant, Minister of Higher and Technical Education

Pune: The examination schedule of universities, colleges and Common Entrance Test (CET) will be up soon, Uday Samant, Maharashtra's Minister of Higher and Technical Education announced on Tuesday.

The news comes as a respite to students who were eagerly waiting for an update on the university and college examination, as State education minister declared that as per the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) last week, the examination timetable of the state university, college and CET will be released in two days.

Samant stated in a video shared on Twitter that the final meeting about the examination and academic sessions with all the Vice-Chancellors of all the state universities, directors of the directorate of higher and education Dhanraj Mane and directorate of technical education Abhay Wagh concluded on Tuesday and it has been decided that the timetable will be released in two days. He also assured that no students would suffer academic loss.

The minister in an official statement, said, "The committee which was constituted earlier to recommend provisions to conduct examination will be soon submitting their report to the state government, following which Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari will discuss and take the final call on it."

Samant has directed to set up counselling centres for parents and students in every district-- bigger districts can have two counselling centres.

Minister of State (higher and technical education) Prajakt Tanpure also suggested that more CET centres should be established to curb the travelling distance of students. He stated that currently, CET centres are set up at the district level, it should be established at the taluka level as well.

POSSIBILITIES AND PROBABILITIES

The authorities discussed several possibilities and probabilities on video conference meeting on areas highlighting:

  • Whether offline examination of final year students of degree and diploma courses can be held between July 1-15.
  • If CET examinations can be held between July 20-30.
  • Whether the results of these examinations can be declared by August 15.
  • Possibility of starting the new academic session from September 1, as suggested in the UGC guidelines.
  • Students attending online classrooms to be marked as deemed to be attended, also the probability of carry forward scheme suggested in the UGC guidelines.

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