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Rashmi Ranjan

Bhubaneswar: The final semester examinations for various Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) courses began across Odisha today and would be completed by October 10.

According to sources, while some colleges and universities are conducting the exams online, some are conducting it through offline mode.

In view of the pandemic, all necessary arrangements have been made at campuses so that the examination can be done following all COVID-19 guidelines.

Earlier on September 2, Odisha Higher Education Department had released guidelines for the conduct of the final semester exams for UG and PG courses in the State.

Final Semester/Year UG and PG Examinations:

  1. All State Public Universities and Autonomous Colleges shall compulsorily conduct the final semester/year UG and PG examinations between 20.09.2020 and 10.10.2020 as per the revised guideline of UGC dated 06.07.2020. (The State Government has already made a request to UGC for extension of the deadline by ten days.)
  2. Pending Back Paper examinations of Final Semester/Year UG and PG students shall also be conducted quickly as per the UGC revised guideline dated 06.07.2020.
  3. If need be, examinations can also be conducted on holidays.
  4. Publication of results of final semester/year UG and PG examinations, including back paper examinations, must be made by 31.10.2020.
  5. Special examinations shall be held for those who cannot take the final examinations now for whatever reason(s). But these special examinations will be conducted by the Universities / Autonomous Colleges once the Covid-19 situation improves, hopefully by December 2020.
  6. For conducting examinations in physical mode, the Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) communicated by MHRD Office Memorandum dated 06.07.2020 must be followed.

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