Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday cancelled all pending final semester and final year exams of various Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses in view of the COVID-19 situation in Odisha.

As per the decision taken by Higher Education Department, Universities and Autonomous colleges will follow evaluation methodology recommended by UGC for evaluation or final/final semester examination and results should be published by the end of August.

The higher education department has directed colleges to follow the following evaluation methodology including prescribed weightage for internal assessment and remaining weightage to average of marks obtained in all previous semesters/ years in a particular subject.

In cases where students feel that marks granted are not in line with thier expectation, then they can apply for re-evaluation as per the existing format by November 2020. The revised results in such cases will be published by December 2020.  This decision of the State government will not be applicable for universities and colleges where the examinations have already concluded.

The exams of students with more than two back papers in final semester/ final year exams also stand cancelled. Back paper evaluation will be done as per proportionate quotient (P-Q) or any other alternate method.

These guidelines will be applicable for all universities and autonomous colleges under the Odisha Higher Education department barring medical courses. All the examinations of medical courses will be conducted as per schedule.

According to Higher Education Department, these decisions have been taken after considering the proposals/ recommendations of the vice-chancellors and principals of various universities and colleges  in the State.

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