“I will visit all universities in person and understand their willingness to take exams based on their local circumstances. I will speak to the district authorities to see how exams can go smoothly,” Samant said. “Our status remains the same, we would not have carried out any audits, but we have to adhere to the SC policy,” said Samant.
He said the monitoring committee had not set the September 30 deadline and would therefore work out a plan in consultation with the UGC. The state will read the order, speak to the advocate general, academics and other experts before making a decision in the next two to three days, said Samant of SNDT Women’s University in Churchgate, Mumbai. “We need to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the exam process, including students, teachers, police officers, college and university staff,” said Samant.