Harayana Government has decided to cancel all intermediate and final semester exams in the universities and colleges of the state.
Universities, technical education institutes, and colleges of Haryana cancelled all the intermediate and final semester exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Yes, this is true; the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 23rd June 2020 has announced the decision to cancel these exams, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis in the state.
Mr Khattar announced the decision on Twitter which states, “Haryana Government has decided not to conduct final semester exams in universities, colleges, and institutes of technical education. Students enrolled under the colleges or universities will be promoted to the next semester,” In addition, as per the various reports, Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal said that universities may conduct online exams if it is “fully prepared and equipped” and students can sit for exams. Once the COVID-19 situation improves, students will be given the option to improve their grades based on a written exam
Earlier, the Haryana Higher and Technical Education Department had informed that all terminal examinations of final semesters will be conducted from 01st to 31st July 2020.
Reason to Cancel University and College Exams in Haryana
The decision to cancel semester exams in Haryana has been taken keeping in view the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted the educational activities across the country. As of now, students will be promoted to the next class on the basis of their internal assessment and previous semester marks.
Apart from Haryana, many states and institutes have already decided to promote their college and university students to next semester, as performing exam during COVID-19 was not possible. Meanwhile, some major universities, including Delhi University, have decided to conduct online exam for final year students.
For Distance Education Students of Haryana
As per the state government, students with some academic backs in previous examinations may also be exempted and promoted to the next semester on the average basis of the previous examinations. The same formula will also be applicable for students belonging to distance and private education. First-year students, however, will be promoted based on their internal assessment marks only.
Online Admission in The State Colleges
Students must note that the admissions to university teaching departments shall be held at their level, whereas for undergraduate and postgraduate levels, a centralised online admission process will be held by the Higher Education Department.