Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is not in favour of holding the under graduate and post graduate examinations now due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

In a letter to all vice-chancellors of universities and College principals, the Higher Education Department on Monday directed to consider the conduct of examinations only after resumption of physical mode of teaching.

Though online classes are being conducted across the State, most of the students are unable to get benefits of such online teaching due to various reasons.

Apart from this, the entire academic session has been badly disrupted due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

“Under such circumstances, it is not desirable to hold examination basing only on online teaching. The conduct of examination should be considered only after resumption of physical mode of teaching and completion of syllabus by such physical mode of teaching,” the Higher Education Department letter read.