Maharashtra Universities: Exams only for Final year students other will be promoted

 Mumbai.  Maharashtra government has decided to promote all the students of first year and second year, who were studying in various universities in the state without any exam. However final year students in both graduation and post graduation will be promoted on the basis of examination.

Maharashtra Education Minister Uday Samant announced that all universities students in  Maharashtra accept those in final year, will be promoted without any exam due COVID-19 lockdown.He also said examination of final year students will be held in July.

Mr. Samant said the decision was taken after discussion with Chief Minister UddhavThackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat and Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray.

He however said that, this decision will be reviewed on June 20 if COVID-19 persists and lockdown extended.

The Minister said that first and second year students will be promoted 50% on the basis of grades in internal assessment and 50% on the basis of last year performance and in case any student is unhappy with the grades he or she may opt to appear for an examination and decision can be taken at the university level. In case students fail in examination, they will be promoted to another class but will have re-appear for the subject in which they have failed, the minister said.

Final year students will to appear for exam in July both graduation and post graduation students and while giving exam rule social distancing must be follow. Meanwhile final year students were bit unhappy with the decision and start tweeting their concern just after the Education Minister announcement.