Maharashtra: Week after CM letter to PM on cancellation of final year exams, councils undecided

Maharashtra: Week after CM letter to PM on cancellation of final year exams, councils undecided

Written by Abha Goradia
| Mumbai |

Printed: July 5, 2020 2:31:38 am


The state has 2,83,937 college students enrolled numerous skilled programs together with regulation, pharmacy, structure, administration and others disciplines. (Representational)

Greater than every week after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25 requesting him to instruct apex councils governing totally different skilled programs in state faculties to endorse Maharashtra’s resolution to cancel all remaining 12 months examinations, the apex authorities are nonetheless undecided on the matter.

Just a few deemed universities, together with Pune-based Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and Mumbai’s Institute of Chemical Know-how, which don’t fall beneath the state authorities, in the meantime, have begun conducting exams for final-year college students. These establishments have cited non-violation of norms.

The state Greater and Technical Schooling division on June 19 had issued a notification stating the Maharashtra authorities was not keen to conduct exams for skilled and non-professional programs as a result of prevailing coronavirus pandemic.

Claiming that they haven’t been instructed by the Union authorities on the matter but, All India Council of Technical Schooling (AICTE) chairman, Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, advised The Sunday Specific, “We’re ready for a report from an College Grants Fee (UGC) committee which has been requested to evaluate its tips in view of calls for for cancellation of exams. Two vice-chancellors of technical universities are additionally part of this committee and the AICTE will base its selections on the suggestions of this report.”

The UGC governs all state universities. A committee beneath it has at the moment been tasked with inspecting the rules contemplating the demand for cancelling exams.

The purview of AICTE covers programmes of technical schooling together with coaching and analysis in engineering, expertise, structure, city planning, administration, pharmacy, utilized arts and crafts, and catering expertise, and so on at totally different ranges.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) is but to announce its resolution on conducting the final-year exams for regulation programs. “Our chairman, AP Mishra, is present process medical remedy. A gathering with him will probably be performed inside 15 days, after which we are going to declare a choice. Up to now, BCI has maintained that conducting of final-year exams is obligatory,” mentioned vice-chairman Satish Deshmukh.

The state has 2,83,937 college students enrolled numerous skilled programs together with regulation, pharmacy, structure, administration and others disciplines.

The destiny of ATKT (allowed to maintain time period) college students, in the meantime, continues to hold in steadiness because the state authorities is but to make an announce within the matter. The state has practically 3.41 lakh ATKT college students. On June 19, Samant had mentioned a choice on ATKT college students would quickly be made subsequent to consultations with vice-chancellors of the state universities.

On July 1, the Maharashtra College of Well being Sciences (MUHS) deferred final-year exams for medical college students within the state exams from July 15 to August Three owing to the lockdown until July 31. Maharashtra college students’ union (MASU) on Friday had written to MUHS asking it to announce security measures that will probably be taken for college students showing for the exams.

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