Universities in Rajasthan are gearing up their preparation for conducting final semester exams as Supreme Court has ruled that final year students cannot be promoted without exams.
Rajasthan University has informed that they had already planned and prepared themselves for conducting final semester exams and were just waiting for the SC’s final decision.
As per sources, more than one lakh students in university PG and UG final year in University and affiliated colleges will appear for the examinations.
“We had marked around 80 centres to conduct the examinations with proper distancing and safety. However, there is still a problem with students reaching the centres amid pandemic. The government must make special arrangements for transportation,” said a university official.
The varsity has already promoted all students except the ones in their final year/semester. Now that SC has made his decision, the varsity is expected to conduct the final exams soon.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota administration is planning to conduct examinations in two shifts.
“Our committee will set up soon to decide the examination dates and procedure to conduct examinations for more than 10,000 students in University and colleges affiliated. We are planning to conduct examinations in either in two shifts or different dates for different stream – civil, mechanical and electrical. We will make the decision soon,” said R A Gupta, vice-chancellor of the university.
On the other hand, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Jodhpur has already started conducting their final year examinations.
Regarding this, the vice-chancellor, Abhimanyu Kumar stated that in medicine we cannot risk people’s lives and validity of the students’ degree later on.
“We are governed by Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCI) and we have not promoted any of our students. From August 21 to September 3, our final exam will continue and then exam dates of remaining years will be released,” the vice-chancellor added.