Bhubaneswar, Sep 22: The final semester examinations for Under-Graduate (UG) and Post-Graduate (PG) courses began across Odisha today.
Earlier, the Higher Education Department has asked the all State Public Universities and Autonomous Colleges to complete the examinations by October 10 as per the revised guideline of the UGC.
However, some universities and colleges are conducting the exam online while some are conduction offline.
The Higher Education Department had issued guidelines for the conduct of the final semester examinations for under graduate (UG) and post graduate (PG) exams in the state on September 2.
Here are the guidelines:
(A) Final Semester/Year UG and PG Examinations:
All State Public Universities and Autonomous Colleges shall compulsorily conduct the final semester/year UG and PG examinations between 20.09.2020 and 10.10.2020 as per the revised guideline of UGC dated 06.07.2020. (The State Government has already made a request to UGC for extension of the deadline by ten days.)
Pending Back Paper examinations of Final Semester/Year UG and PG students shall also be conducted quickly as per the UGC revised guideline dated 06.07.2020.
If need be, examinations can also be conducted on holidays.
Publication of results of final semester/year UG and PG examinations, including back paper examinations, must be made by 31.10.2020.
Special examinations shall be held for those who cannot take the final examinations now for whatever reason(s). But these special examinations will be conducted by the Universities / Autonomous Colleges once the Covid-19 situation improves, hopefully by December, 2020.
For conducting examinations in physical mode, the Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) communicated by MHRD Office Memorandum dated 06.07.2020 must be followed.