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Delhi govt cancels all state university exams amid Covid-19 crisis

Lockdown in Delhi. Photo: India Today. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

NEW DELHI, Jul 11, 2020, Hindustan Times. Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced all examinations, including final exams, to be conducted in university’s under the city-state’s government stand cancelled in the wake of Covid-19 crisis, Hindustan Times reported.

The minister added that degrees will be awarded to students on the basis of evaluation parameters decided by the universities.

“In light of the major disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, Delhi govt has decided to cancel all Delhi state university exams including final exams,” Sisodia tweeted.

During a press briefing, Sisodia – who also handles Delhi’s education ministry – said that schools and colleges have been shut throughout amid the Covid-19 crisis.

“For schools in Delhi, we had decided not to conduct examinations for classes 9th and 11th and promote them based on other evaluation parameters,” Sisodia stated.

“We requested the Central government to follow the same pattern for the CBSE board exams in the national capital and it is finally happening,” he added.

The minister added that while the matter with schools was sorted, universities posed another challenge as this entire semester no practicals, field or lab research could be carried out.

“Keeping all this mind, Delhi government believes there is no point conducting university examination for a semester where no studies took place,” he said.

Delhi has several state universities such as Ambedkar University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi Technological University, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW), National Law University Delhi, among others.

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