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Punjab government to decide on conducting exams in colleges, universities after June 30

By Rajan Nath -- June 14, 2020 12:54 pm -- Updated:June 14, 2020 12:56 pm

The Punjab Government will decide on the conduct of examinations in universities and colleges in the state after June 30, in line with the fresh guidelines expected from the Central Government in this regard, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said during his Facebook Live programme on Saturday evening.

A large number of students urged that promotions be allowed in universities and colleges without exams this year in the wake of coronavirus crisis. To this, the Chief Minister said that the decision was not in the hands of the state government.

Meanwhile, Captain Amarinder Singh pointed out that all the universities and colleges in Punjab are either directly or indirectly affiliated to the University Grants Commission (UGC), a statutory body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. As such, their systems and processes were guided by the UGC, the Chief Minister added.

The UGC is expected to issue a set of guidelines on the issue of conduct of exams on July 1, 2020, based on the central government’s decisions after Lockdown 5.0/Unlock 1.0 ends on June 30, he said.

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When his attention was drawn to the fact that certain states were conducting exams in colleges and universities, Captain Amarinder Singh said that was in violation of the norms laid down by the central government, which alone could take a decision on this issue, with respect to the entire country.

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The Centre was also expected to announce its decision on the opening of colleges on July 1, he said.

-PTC News

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