PUNE: After teaching has been suspended at universities and its affiliated colleges, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday directed all higher educational institutes in the State to postpone their examinations.
The examination scheduled after April 1 can be held as per the timetable. “We have postponed the examinations which were scheduled till March 31. These 15 days can be accommodated later. Exams after March 31 will be held as per the schedule,” said Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Controller of Examination Mahesh Kakade.
“If the State government directs to postpone the exams, in that case, the examination can be held in next semester. On earlier occasions also during natural disaster or epidemic situation students were promoted to next semester. The further course of action will be decided depending upon the improvement in the situation,” Kakade told Sakal Times.
He also added that students should not panic stating university will ensure their academic procedures do not get affected.
“Currently lectures are being held. Few have their internal and practical exams scheduled in March which can be postponed for later. But if the external exams scheduled in April and May get postponed further, then it will cause a problem, as the proceedings of next academic year will also get affected,” said Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University Vice-Chancellor, MM Salunkhe stating that he hasn’t received the orders yet.
SPPU Registrar Prafulla Pawar issued a circular stating that the university and college teachers can work from home till March 25.