With Covid-19 cases exploding in Odisha, protests by college students also intensified over demands to conduct the exams in online mode. In view of the worsening situation, the Biju Patnaik University Of Technology (BPUT) on Tuesday rescheduled the odd semester (regular/back) examinations for the academic session 2020-21.
As per an official notification of the BPUT, the exams will commence from May 7 in online mode. BPUT said that the schedule will be notified in due course.
BPUT has further asked all the colleges to upload the photographs, e-mail IDs and mobile numbers of all registered students on the web portal www.bputevaluation.com from April 15, 2021. The portal will remain open till 5PM of April 19, 2021.
In another development, the Odisha Skill Development And Technical Education Department has decided to conduct the Semester and Mid-Semester examinations of all technical universities and autonomous engineering colleges in online mode until the situation improves.
Since, the examination process for the 1st, 3rd and 5th semesters of Diploma students has already started in all centres and will be concluded by April 21, 2021, the State government has allowed them to conclude the same in offline mode.
However, State Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training in Bhubaneswar will be conducting the further semester and mid-semester examinations in online mode until further orders.
Published: Odishatv Bureau
Last updated: 14 April 2021, 01:00 PM IST
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