UGC okays final semester exam in M’laya by Oct 16

Correspondent Shillong, Sep 17 | Publish Date: 9/17/2020 12:55:52 PM IST

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has acceded to the Meghalaya government’s request to complete terminal semester and final semester examinations in the State by October 16.

The Meghalaya government had requested UGC for an extension to complete the final semester examinations in the state in view of the State Disaster Management Authority’s decision that it would not be possible to hold final year/terminal examinations in colleges and universities till September 2020.  

 “Keeping in view health and safety of the students and the larger interest of their academic progressions, the UGC decided to accede to the government’s request  (for extension of exams),”   UGC Secretary Prof. Rajnish Jain said.

In a letter to principal secretary education department, Donald Philips Wahlang,  Jain said examinations in colleges and universities in Meghalaya must be completed by October 16 and results declared by the end of October so that admission to the first year of Post Graduate and PhD programmes can be completed without further and the next academic session can commence timely.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui  informed that the  North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) will conduct the final year/terminal examinations in colleges and university  exam on October 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16 and results will be declared by the end of October 2020

The Education Minister informed that the University has been directed to issue the examination routine accordingly.

Rymbui had earlier informed that for undergraduate students, the exams would be conducted both online and offline (examination centres) while online option for postgraduate students.

 “Students from Garo Hills can also appear the exams from their respective districts and need not come to Shillong to write their exams,” the minister said.

The Education Minister also informed that students stationed outside Meghalaya can appear exams online.

There are 2,000 postgraduate students including 700 from outside Meghalaya, and a total of 22,000 undergraduate students which include 3,000 from outside Meghalaya and 19,000 from within the state.


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