Earlier, the Gujarat government had announced the decision to allow colleges and universities to conduct final year examinations. However, the Congress has opposed the cabinet decision.
As per the latest updates, the GTU Final Year examinations have been postponed in view of rising number of Covid-19 positive cases in the state. The revised date of exams will be announced later by the University.
GTU had conducted an opinion poll on it’s website on holding of examinations. Around 54,000 students replied in affirmative as they wanted to move on, get the certificates for jobs or pursue higher education. Only 900 students opposed holding of examinations.
The GTU had made arrangements to conduct the exams across its 350 centres. The varsity had given the students three options — the classroom examinations that was scheduled to begin on Thursday, online examinations, and special examinations to be held on improvement in coronavirus situation.
In a previous notification, the GTU had announced that students living in containment zones or those who are not willing to take classroom examinations can either go for online examinations or special examinations, the dates for which will be announced later.
However, the Congress had opposed the decision to conduct examinations and have demanded that the students be mass promoted in view of current Covid-19 situation across the state.