There is an important update regarding the examinations for all degree students as recently higher education minister Dr Ashwath Narayan did video conferencing with all vice-chancellors of the state universities including VTU.
It has been decided that all the examinations will be held shortly after May 31st once the syllabus is finished by the respective colleges and universities.
But as expected this has caused a high disappointment in many students as most of the colleges never conducted a single online class and many rural students can not benefit from it even if they did due to network restrictions.
Though higher education minister has said
I understand that students who are staying in rural areas cannot attend classes conducted through Zoom App due to network issues. For the benefit of those students, we have uploaded the pre-recorded content on the Youtube channel launched by the department.
Still, students need a good internet connection to make a benefit out of it.
It has been also observed that the minister is keen on conducting examinations only for final year students. We can look at Maharashtra government’s decision on conducting the examination only for final year and promoting the remaining students. But still, it is not confirmed. But students are expected to start the preparations right now to avoid the last-minute rush.
As per the statement from the minister
Tentatively, we are planning to conduct examinations after May. Students and parents do not need to worry about it.
Let us hope this tentative schedule won’t be a trouble for students from the rural side and we are yet to see any confirmation on examinations.