Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will hold a meeting with vice chancellors of non-agricultural universities on Thursday to discuss the issue of final exams in the light of a ruling by the Supreme Court, an official said Wednesday.
Maharashtra Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education, Uday Samant, and Junior Minister in Prajakt Tanpure Department met with Koshyari here at the Raj Bhavan to discuss the issue of conducting examinations in the light of the Supreme Court order.
According to another official statement, a letter will be sent to the University Grants Commission (UGC) explaining the current COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra and there are plans for later exams in Maharashtra.
The governor, who is also the chancellor of state universities, urged ministers to consider whether exams can be easily conducted and instructed the government to consult the vice chancellors and make a decision in the interests of the students, it said in the statement.
Koshyari will hold a meeting with vice chancellors from 13 non-agricultural universities on Thursday, the statement said.
This will be followed by a meeting of the state civil protection agency chaired by Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
According to the statement, the government letter to the UGC will inform the Delhi-based legal body of the current COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra and plans to conduct the reviews at a later date.
In compliance with the guidelines of the UGC, the Supreme Court ruled last week that no state or university can sponsor students in their final year / final semester without taking exams.
The court also ruled that the UGC’s instructions to universities and colleges to hold final exams by September 30 are within its scope.
One SC bank said that if a state or area of the Union, exercising its jurisdiction under the Civil Protection Act, has decided that it is not possible to conduct the audit by September 30, they can apply to the UGC to extend the process Deadline.
On Monday, Samant said a majority of the 13 non-agricultural universities in Maharashtra had asked the state government to request an extension to hold exams for the senior year and to announce the results by October 31.