AP universities put together for final-year exams

VISAKHAPATNAM: After the College Grants Fee (UGC) made final-year exams obligatory, universities in Andhra Pradesh at the moment are busy chalking about plans to carry examinations. The UGC has set a deadline until September 30 for exams.

Consequently, universities are chalking out schedules to carry the exams inside the given timeframe. Practically three lakh college students are supposed to seem for final-year examinations this 12 months. Even distance training wings of some state varsities have issued examination notifications.

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Nonetheless, a pall of confusion continues to linger over the scheduling of exams as Covid-19 instances proceed to rise in Andhra Pradesh.

Prof Okay Venkata Rao, dean (tutorial affairs), Andhra College (AU) mentioned that AU will adhere to the UGC tips and make mandatory preparations.

In an announcement issued lately, the UGC talked about that out of 755 universities, 194 have already performed examinations whereas 366 establishments are planning to carry exams in August and September.

In keeping with UGC tips, if a scholar is unable to seem for ultimate examinations, the college should conduct particular examinations when it’s possible for it.

The UGC nevertheless has allowed universities to take a name on whether or not they want to conduct intermediate semester or year-end exams. Universities are allowed to plan these exams relying on the Covid-19 state of affairs.

In case of such exams, if issues don’t return to regular, college students could be graded on a composite of 50% inner marks and 50% marks from the earlier semester. Inner marks could be based mostly on steady analysis, prelims, or mid-semester exams or by no matter identify that’s ascribed to them.

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