The Odisha government on Monday said that the conduct of examinations for undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students will be considered after the resumption of classroom teaching and completion of syllabi.
Higher Education secretary Saswat Mishra has written to Vice-Chancellors of universities and principals of colleges coming under the department to convey the decision not to conduct UG and PG exams in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said it was not desirable to hold examinations only on the basis of online teaching.
“Due to prevailing pandemic-related dislocation, the academic session has been badly affected. Though online teaching is continuing, most students have failed to benefit due to various reasons,” said Mishra.