JNTUH Final Year Exams 2020 in Sept: As per the latest update, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad is planning to conduct the Final Year Exams 2020 for Engineering and Pharmacy students starting from 16th September 2020. The announcement regarding holding of JNTUH Final Year Exams 2020 comes even as a plea challenging holding of the exams amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Letter Issued regarding examinations
According to media reports, in a letter issued by the Director of Evaluation at JNTUH – V Kamakshi Prasad, it has been mentioned that the university has planned to conduct the fourth year second semester exams for the B.Tech and B.Pharm courses on September 16, 2020. Prasad while speaking to the media confirmed the intentions of the university to conduct the exams in the Physical mode.
It was further stated that according to the directives issued by the All India Council for Technical Education all the universities have to complete the examinations before September 30, 2020. The director further stated that the Supreme Court has instructed the university to follow the University Grants Commission guidelines on the two directives processed by the university.
Precautionary measures to be taken
The decision to conduct the exam is expected to affect close to 35,000 final year engineering and pharmacy students and according to the reports, the officials are planning to conduct the exams or all the branches by taking all the necessary precautionary measures for COVID-19.
Prasad also clarified that the university will be making the necessary arrangements even if the decision to conduct the exams is approved or rejected by the HC. he also added that the decision to conduct the exams immediately after the decision is given by the court and in spite of the decision depending on the HC orders, there is a lot of preparations required to conduct the exams. He has pointed out that the exams can be cancelled at the last minute but cannot be held at the last minute.
The decision taken by the university to conduct the exams has not been received well by the students who have questioned the university’s decision in issuing the exam dates. State president of National Students Union of India – Venkat Balmoori who has filed a petition in the High Court seeking cancellation of the exams. He further stated that although the decision of conducting the exams is pending in the high court the management has taken the decision on its own. He further added that the university must withdraw the circular immediately.