“The governor told us to use simple methods for the senior year exams without putting any mental stress on the students,” said Samant. Earlier in the day, after meeting with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Samant said the final decision would be made after a meeting with Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the state civil protection agency. “The decision on the final audit is expected in the next two days, after which the state will inform the UGC. The governor has asked us to seek the opinion of the vice chancellors as they are aware of the reality on the ground,” said Samant.
Samant also said that he would recommend holding special exams for students who will miss this opportunity due to various circumstances.
A meeting of vice chancellors from 13 non-agricultural universities with the governor is also scheduled on Thursday to discuss the panel report. The state had formed a panel of vice chancellors and officials from the Education Department to decide the timing and type of final exams.
Speaking of the state-level entrance exams, he said they plan to start MHT-CET for engineering courses in the first week of October, and then take the remaining entrance exams (for Law, B Ed, MCA, etc.). Over five Lakh students alone have registered for MHT-CET.