Following the exam committee meeting, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to hold an online assessment for the final year students of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. After the meeting held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the controller of exams in university issued a notice to AMU deans and heads of department.
Though this decision is considered to be the best alternative mode to conduct the exams, however still students and teachers are opposing the decision of holding exams via Open Book Examination mode (OBE) likewise Delhi University. The protest pledges the reasons for having improper and a lack of adequate facilities for taking the exam.
Keeping aside all these issues, the committee finally confirmed after a meeting that the alternate mode of exams shall be considered and mention that all the decision was taken in view of the coronavirus pandemic affecting various areas.
The notice reads, “Keeping the health and safety of the students in mind and the prevailing COVID-19 situation and danger of spread of COVID-19 in hostels due to congestion and difficulty in maintaining social distancing and to avoid a potential serious health crisis on campus, the final semester/term/year Examinations for all Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) programmes along with arrears/backlog courses of previous semester/term/year shall be it held in Online, Open /book Examination mode.”
As per the notice, the online examination are likely to be held only after July 10, 2020 while online exams for arrears/backlog courses may be held from July 5 to July 10, 2020.
University also decided not to re-open for students before August 1, 2020. The university has further notified that the students not to travel to premises until further orders are issued on the official website.