Conduct summer exams 2022 in offline mode: Maharashtra govt to state universities, colleges

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Updated on Apr 26, 2022 11:31 IST

The decision was taken during an online meeting held by Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samanth with all vice-chancellors of the Universities in the state. 

Conduct summer exams 2022 in offline mode: Maharashtra govt to state universities, colleges

Conduct summer exams 2022 in offline mode: Maharashtra govt to state universities, colleges

Owing to the decline in the COVID-19 cases, the Maharashtra government has announced that it has decided that all the upcoming summer sessions of the university and college-level examinations will be conducted offline. The decision was taken during an online meeting held by Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samanth with all vice-chancellors of the Universities in the state. 

As per the sources, the meeting was conducted to review the exam planning by different varsities in the state. The minister in the meeting insisted on offline exams, especially now that the pandemic has come to an end and normalcy is resuming in educational institutions. “VCs of different universities across state conveyed preparedness for the same and unanimously agreed to go back to the conventional offline pattern of exams, in the same meeting,” shared an official from the higher and technical education department of Mantralaya, as reported by Indian Express.

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While the summer exams in other state Universities are yet to begin, Mumbai University has already begun its summer session of exams in blended mode. Though exams of traditional courses are being conducted online, for professional courses students will have to appear for exams offline. While speaking to an English daily, the Director of the Board of Examinations and Evaluation, at Mumbai University Vinod Patil on how this decision impacts the blended mode of exams at MU, hesaid, “The professional course exams which are yet to begin are going to be held offline. And for traditional courses exams have already started online. And that schedule is going to continue.”

It must be noted that there has been debate over the pattern of exams for the past few days, especially among students. Even as most universities have decided to take summer exams in offline mode, students are demanding exams to be held online. In fact, several protests were held in the past month for online exams.

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