Due to the COVID-19 surge and destruction caused by Cyclone Tauktae, the Gujarat government today declared the cancellation of all university exams. Semester exams for medical and paramedical students, on the other hand, will be held.
For fourth and sixth semester students at both public and private universities in the state, a merit-based assessment will be conducted. The scheme would also apply to any of these universities’ associated colleges.
According to the official announcement, this alternate method of assessment and promotion will affect approximately 9.5 lakh college students. Instead of tests, undergraduate students will be assessed on their previous semester’s success as well as internal test results, with each part bearing a 50% weighting.
According to a tweet from the chief minister’s office, in a big relief for over 9.50 lakh undergraduate college students, CM Shri Vijay Rupani agrees to award merit-based advancement to the 2nd, 4th, and 6th semester students, other than medial-para medical courses, of all the state’s government and private colleges/universities.
In the meantime, the state has cancelled the class 10 board tests, and all students have been advanced. The announcement on the board exams for Class 12 is yet to be made.