Covid-19: Punjab CM cancels university exams

by Muizat Hameed

Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh has said that all university and college examinations in Punjab have been cancelled following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

While disclosing this on Sunday July 5, 2020, Singh stated that the online exams being conducted by some universities will continue uninterrupted.

He added that “The students will be promoted on the basis of their previous years’ results and will also have an option to take the exams later.”

“Universities and colleges are in the process of working out the modalities for implementing the decision which will be announced in the next few weeks,” the CM said

Responding to the CM’s announcement, the Panjab University (PU) said it was waiting for the UGC guidelines.

In a statement, PU’s Dean of University instructions RK Singla informed that the university has noted the announcement made by the Punjab CM regarding the cancellation of university/college exams.

“However, the university which has been preparing for exams/admission related activities since long, is awaiting guidelines from UGC,” it said.

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