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University Final Exam Row: Uddhav Thackeray to meet Vice-Chancellors on May 30

Thackeray’s virtual meeting with the vice-chancellors of universities across the state will be held at 12:30 PM tomorrow and the key focus will be to come to the conclusion regarding the final year university exams.

University Final Exam Row: Uddhav Thackeray to meet Vice-Chancellors on May 30
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Amid the deadlock over the final year university exam issue, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approached to find a solution for the problem. Thackeray will interact with the Vice-Chancellors via video conference. 

On May 30, Thackeray’s virtual meeting with the vice-chancellors of universities across the state will be held at 12:30 PM and the key focus will be to come to the conclusion regarding the final year university exams. 

Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister confirmed the development and tweeted that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will be meeting with the Vice-Chancellors of the universities in Maharashtra tomorrow. The meeting is scheduled to happen at 12:30 PM. 

This comes amid reports of deadlock between the Education Minister and Vice-Chancellors of universities over conduction final year examination. 

Earlier, Minister of State (MoS) Prajakt Tanpure said that the decision regarding college exam of final year university students will be taken in next two-three days. He said that the government had decided to take a decision after considering the COVID-19. However, it seems that it is not feasible to conduct the examination in July, Tanpure added. 

The minister further informed that they have formed a committee which will submit its report in two-three days. The student organisations and faculty members in Maharashtra have written to the government demanding cancellation of final year exams. However, the authorities are yet to reach consensus. 

According to UGC guidelines, final year students are supposed to appear for their college exams while all other students will clear on the basis of internal assessment and previous semester scores. 

In Maharashtra, the universities decided to follow the UGC guidelines and decided to pass first and second-year students and conduct exams for final year students only. 

Earlier, Maharashtra Higher Education Minister Uday Samant wrote to UGC seeking cancellation of final year university examination. However, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who is the chancellor of all universities, objected to the letter.

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