The Gujarat government rolled back its initial decision to hold final year exams on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and has now decided to postpone the same for various courses under state-run universities, in view of a directive issued by the HRD ministry asking states to defer all exams.
Earlier, State Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama announced that the government had decided to allow state-run varsities to hold the final year exam however, later, the Gujarat government rolled back its decision.
According to the PTI reports, the majority of students are in favour of holding the final year examinations as they want to get degrees for further studies or to secure jobs, though some of them are against such move.
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The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) held a social media poll recently, 54,000 students favoured conducting of exams while 900 students opposed the move. GTU exams were scheduled to begin on July 2.
“After my announcement in the morning, the union HRD ministry sent a communication to all states, asking them to postpone all exams till further notice.”
“We (state government) have now decided not to hold the final year exams in Gujarat for now,” the education minister said, adding that new schedule for exams will be announced later.