UoH to conduct end-semester exams online from Sept 16

HYDERABAD: University of Hyderabad has decided to conduct end-semester examinations online for final semester post-graduate students from September 16. The decision was taken following a high-level committee meeting between heads of department and deans of schools along with the vice-chancellor Prof Appa Rao Podile.

Podile said that the university was compelled to comply with the Supreme Court order dated August 28 upholding the guidelines of the University Grants Commission to declare results only after conducting end-semester examinations for the final semester students.

Those students who are unable to attend the exams from September 16 will have another opportunity to appear in the second spell of exams scheduled for October 5. “It may be recalled that in June the university had adopted an alternative evaluation mechanism based on continuous assessment and the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and announced results for the batch in order to facilitate their graduation so that they could pursue further education or career opportunities. Those results will now stand cancelled,” read a press release issued by the university.

The vice-chancellor explained that while the earlier decision was taken with the best interests of students in mind, after the SC judgement, the university has scheduled the end-semester examinations so as to not jeopardize the future of students if their degrees were to be invalidated by regulatory authorities. “The heads and deans will work out a range of flexible options to administer the examinations online and minimize the inconvenience to students,” he added.

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