GU Final Semester Exams: After protests were conducted over the decision of Gauhati University to conduct the final semester exams in the online and offline mode, the university has finally decided to conduct the PG exams in the online mode while the UG exams will be conducted in both online and offline mode. The decision was announced by the university for the final year students who will now be able to appear for the exams in both online and offline modes. The university had earlier announced that the exams will be conducted in the offline mode since the adequate infrastructure is not available to conduct the online exams.
According to the recent notification released by the university, the UG exams will be conducted in the online and offline mode and the detailed SOPs for the new model will be published by the Controller of Exams soon. The university has also informed that the PG final exams of Gauhati University scheduled to commence in September will be conducted online.
Revised decision taken in a meeting
Gauhati University Registrar HK Nath while speaking to the media stated that the revised decision was taken after a meeting as conducted by the university. However, it has also been mentioned that no changes were made to the exam schedule for the undergraduate exams.
The Gauhati University final semester exams are scheduled to begin from September 22, 2020, while the schedule for the Postgraduate exams is awaited.
Reasons for change in exam mode
The university registrar further added that the primary reason behind the changes made in the examination mode is the ongoing pandemic situation along with the conversion of some of the GU Affiliated colleges unto COVID-19 care centres. The lack of proper internet connection especially for the students from rural areas of the state is also a hindrance to conducting the exams online. The registrar further stated that the university plans to give freedom to the students to choose between an online or an offline exam which they feel convenient for appearing in the exams adding that justice will be done for every student.