Odisha govt urges UGC to extend deadline for UG, PG exams to Oct 10
Bhubaneswar, September 2: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government on Wednesday wrote a letter to the University Grants Commission, urging to extend the deadline of September 30 for completion of all Undergraduate and Postgraduate final semester/year examinations, till October 10. Earlier, the UGC had stipulated that final semester/year…
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], September 2 (ANI): Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government on Wednesday wrote a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC), urging to extend the deadline of September 30 for completion of all Undergraduate and Postgraduate final semester/year examinations, till October 10.
The state government has requested this extension to ensure scheduling of examinations with a gap for at least a day. With this, the exam centres can be sanitised properly as a precautionary measure, said the Higher Education Department of the state in a letter.
Earlier, the UGC had stipulated that final semester/year Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) examinations must be compulsorily held by September 30.
“In order to prevent the prevailing COVID-19 situation from getting further aggravated, the final semester/year UG and PG examinations should be conducted in a staggered manner so that large number of students do not have to come to examinations centers on any given day and the universities and colleges get a gap of at least one day between examination days so that the entire examination centre can be sanitized and all the COVID-19 protocol can be put in place before the next day of the examination,” read the letter.
Hence, the State government, in the exercise of its power under the State Disaster Management Act, has decided to request UGC for extension of the September 30 dateline by 10 days, i.e. upto October 10, it added. (ANI)
ANA NEWS WIRE Disclaimer:
The African News Agency (ANA) is a news wire service and therefore subscribes to the highest standards of journalism as it relates to accuracy, fairness and impartiality.
ANA strives to provide accurate, well sourced and reliable information across Text, Images and Video. Where errors do appear, ANA will seek to correct these timeously and transparently.
The ANA platform also contains news and information from third party sources. ANA has sought to procure reliable content from trusted news sources but cannot be held responsible for the accuracy and opinions provided by such sources on the ANA platform or linked sites.
The content provided for on the ANA News Wire platform, both through the ANA news operation and via its third party sources, are for the sole use of authorised subscribers and partners. Unauthorised access to and usage of ANA content will be subject to legal steps. ANA reserves its rights in this regard.
ANA makes every effort to ensure that the website is up and running smoothly at all times, however ANA does not take responsibility for, and will not be held liable for times when the website is temporarily unavailable due to technical issues that are beyond our control.