Telangana conducts exams for college students last year, as suggested by UGC and AICTE
The Telangana government said on July 16, 2020 that it would take exams for college students last year, as suggested by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All-India Council for Technical Education. To maintain academic sanctity, it was decided to follow the UGC and AICTE guidelines and conduct exams for undergraduate, PG, engineering students last year. Others are promoted to the next class without examination, the government said in a press release. The decision was announced after Prime Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s meeting on educational issues. It has also been decided to start the academic year from August 17th, and preparations have been made for a combined schedule of entrance tests so that students do not lose their precious academic year, the press release said.
Educational institutions have remained closed since the national COVID-19 screening block was first enforced in March. Rao, who held the meeting with Minister of Education P Sabita Indra Reddy and officials, said a long-term strategy would be implemented to strengthen state educational institutions in the state by completely cleaning up the education system. “To do this, Rao instructed officials to meet with educators and experts and express their opinions, the press release said. It was decided to implement the guidelines of UGC, AICTE and other such institutions regarding the management of educational institutions of exams and to follow the curriculum.