Due to the COVID-19 situation, the education system in the state of Odisha was facing some inconveniences. Keeping in view of the lockdown, the state authority delayed the final semester examinations. However, the state has to arrange the examination soon as per the guidelines of UGC. Yesterday, the government of Odisha ordered all the autonomous colleges and universities to execute the final semester exams within October 10.
The authority has issued the notice for both the UG as well as the PG programs. At first, the state government appealed to the University Grant Commission for extending the deadline of the examinations to October 10. Initially, UGC asked the educational establishments to complete the final semester by the 30th of September. After UGC approved the request of extending the deadline, the Odisha government announced the new date of completing the finals. Read the below sections for having a comprehensive idea about it.
Announcement of the Higher Education Department
The Higher Education department has ordered the autonomous colleges and universities of Odisha to schedule the exams from September 20 to October 10. It further declared the results by the end of October. Further, it asked the educational bodies to conduct the final semester’s back-paper examinations as early as possible. Moreover, the officials even allowed the institutions to conduct exams on holidays.
Guidelines of the examination
The Higher Education Department has mentioned some guidelines while stating about the extended guidelines. According to the sources, every institution could plan out their own strategy and policy for scheduling the examination. However, they have to do it within the modified deadline, maintaining all the regulations of UGC. Furthermore, colleges and universities can also deliver necessary aid to the Odisha State Open University for conducting the finals. However, the open university has to arrange the examination via its study centres.
Saswat Mishra’s letter to the UGC
Higher Education Secretary Mr Saswat Mishra has sent a letter to the UGC regarding the extending of the final semesters. In the letter, he wrote that it would take a minimum of 20 days to ensure that the preparation of the exam conduction is going precisely.