Keep Offline Exams In Abeyance During May Due To COVID-19 Surge: UGC

New Delhi, May 07: The University Grants Commission, copy with CTN has asked all the Higher Educational Institutions to keep the offline exams in abeyance during the month of May in view of the prevailing COVID-19 surge.

While institutions across the country have already been taking best possible measures to contain the disease spread, the UGC said that keeping in view the current scenario of COVID-19, the higher educational institutions may keep the offline examinations in abeyance during May 2021.

The letter durther said that the move will avoid physical gathering at the campuses and also provide much needed relief to the students, faculty and staff who are presently occupied in fighting COVID-19 in one way or the other.

However, the letter further reads that for conduct of online examinations, HEl's may decide suitably after assessing local conditions and ensuring that they are prepared in all respects following advisories and the guidelines issued by the Central and the state government, Ministry of Education or UGC from time to time to prevent spread of COVID-19 and for the safety and health of all stakeholders.



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