Maharashtra State Higher and Technical Education minister Uday Samant has announced that the University Examinations will be conducted in both online and offline mode keeping in mind the convenience of the students. While speaking to the media, the state education minister added that the online-offline examination process will be implemented based on the decision made by the individual universities.
The minister further stated that the option to appear for the online and offline examinations will open for the students. The decision to conduct the online and offline examinations was taken by the Vice-Chancellors of the universities in the state.
School and College Reopening
The state governments across the country have decided to reopen the classes for the students since the cases in the states have been declining. State governments like Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, and others have reopened for the students. Attendance, however, is not mandatory for the students and those attending the classes are required to get consent from the parents to attend the classes. The state governments had earlier begun the classes for the students from classes 10 and 12 keeping in mind the board examinations to be conducted this year.
The schools have been conducting the classes for the students following the COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines issued by the state and central government. The states have asked the schools to follow all the protocols including regular sanitization of the schools, social distancing among students, and wearing face masks at all times.