The University of Hyderabad (UoH) will be running the final exams for postgraduate students starting September 16.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Appa Rao Podile, announced the decision after a high-level committee meeting led by the two pro-vice chancellors yesterday, followed by a discussion with the department heads and deans of schools who were forced to follow the instructions of the colonel Court of Justice of August 28th and to adhere to the guidelines of the UGC to declare the results only after the completion of the final exams for the students of the last semester.
Those students who can no longer take the exams after September 16, have another option to take the second examination period, which is scheduled for October 5.
It is worth recalling that in June the university had put in place an alternate grading mechanism based on Continuous Assessment and Cumulative Grade Average (CGPA), posting results for the batch to make it easier for them to graduate for further education or careers can do. These results are now canceled.
In an open letter to the university community, Appa Rao stated that, according to the SC’s judgment, the university had planned the exams at the end of the semester so that they would not be jeopardized, although the earlier decision was made with the “well-being of the students” in mind the future of students if their degrees are invalidated by regulators.
The directors and deans will work out a number of flexible options to manage exams online and minimize the inconvenience for students, he added.