“Law course semester exams have been postponed from September 21 and mid-term exams from October 5, as students are seeking in light of the ongoing pandemic across the state, a KSLU official from Hubballi, northwestern, told IANS.
The decision to postpone the exams was taken after consultations with the Minister for Constitutional Law and Parliamentary Affairs, J.C. Madhuswsamy, met here on Wednesday.
“However, the exams for the senior year will be conducted online in October as directed by the India Bar Council,” the official said.
The university will begin regular online classes from September 1st to make up for the lost time as the colleges have been closed since April due to lockdown restrictions caused by Covid.
The semester and intermediate exams only take place after classes have been regularly resumed for 45 days to two months.
“Although students are temporarily promoted to the next semester based on their performance in the internal exams held until March, they will have to take the exams if they are held in the near future,” the official said.
The state university department had previously decided to promote the students and postgraduates for the next semester as classes could not be resumed due to the extended lockdown and the Covid crisis.
Hundreds of law college students across the state expressed relief at the university’s postponement of exams as many of them had stayed at home from outside the state and rural areas as educational institutions continued to be closed for that academic year.