Maharashtra Universities Likely to Postpone Examinations Till 15th May (Chances of Online Examinations)
All Maharashtra universities will likely postpone their final exams even further due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the Covid-19 lockdown announced to check its spread and ensure social distancing. All government universities in Maharashtra will likely postpone their final exams till at least May 15 as per media reports because of the rising number of Coronavirus cases in the state.
As per report, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari held a virtual meeting with the university administrators in Maharashtra.
He discussed with the vice-chancellors of the universities in Maharashtra whether it was feasible to hold the annual exams at this time. (Chances of Online Examinations)
Task Force Setup to Chackout Plans
In the meeting, Maharashtra State Education Minister Uday Samant informed the Governor, that a high-level task force was set up by the state government to evaluate the circumstances and chalk out plans to hold the final exams of Maharashtra Board. Vice-Chancellors of Mumbai University, Pune University, Kolhapur University and SNDT were part of the task force. The task has been entrusted with the work of preparing a detailed plan for holding university exams in the state i.e., if the lockdown is lifted on 14th April 2020 and if it is extended. The task force will also hold a discussion on conducting exams in smaller groups to reduce the risk of infection among the students. However, the task force also note that even if the lockdown is lifted on 14th April, the universities are currently not prepared to hold the exams and therefore, they will be pushed back to mid-May 2020.