|GU to complete all exam procedures by Sept 30: VC |
JALUKBARI, July 13 - The Gauhati University has decided to conduct the pending examinations and other academic activities suspended due to outbreak of COVID-19, as per guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
In a message to the students via the university’s website, GU Vice Chancellor Professor Pratap Jyoti Handique today said the primary objective of the university at this moment is to bring a completion to the ongoing semesters and allow the students to progress towards their academic objectives. A detailed work plan and optimisation of the examination procedure for the students of GU is under way, he added. “I would like to mention that, an exclusive and student-friendly procedure is to be implemented at GU so that maximum benefit can be assured to the students,” Prof Handique said in his message.
GU will implement a mixed procedure of examination and may give only a marginal weight to the online mode. A detailed procedure and calendar of examination will be published immediately on completion of the ongoing lockdown in Guwahati. GU plans to complete all examination procedures by September 30, 2020.
In the message the Vice Chancellor requested the students to go for filling up of examination forms so that the number of students aspiring for promotion to the next semester/award of final degree can be assured. The date of filling up forms will be extended to facilitate all the students, he said.
The message further read, “I have been receiving communication from a huge number of students (UG and PG of all branches, Engineering, B Ed, Law, etc.,) through Email, WhatsApp message, phone message etc., on examination-related issues. It is personally not possible to reply to all such communications. Through this message I wish to convey that there will be some form of examinations for all levels but with an exclusive and student-friendly procedure. I request them to continue study on their own convenience.”
Vice Chancellor Handique said memoranda submitted online by a number of student organisations expressing their appeal, concern and demands in regard to examinations and other academic issues in the COVID-19 situation, are under consideration.