LU seeks govt nod to promote students for timely session

By Ojas Singh

Lucknow: The Lucknow University has requested the government to allow it to promote its undergraduate and postgraduate students so that the next academic session can be started in time.

In a letter to the state government, LU registrar Vinod Kumar Singh said, “Examinations of only first semester students are left as it could not be held due to surge in Covid-19 cases. Therefore, the university requests for permission to promote all students so that the new session may begin timely.”

“We are already running behind the schedule due to the pandemic. The first semester examination which was to be held in December was scheduled for April. However, it could not be conducted again due to the second wave. Even in the coming months, we don’t see the possibility of conducting offline examinations due to the spike in Covid-19 cases,” a senior LU official said.

He said online classes of most of the semesters have already begun. “In case of first semester students whose examinations could not be held, their classes for next semester will begin shortly,” he said.

The university had subsequently promoted all first and second year students while the examinations of final year were held in offline mode.