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Final exams for all Maharashtra universities not likely to be conducted before May 15

MUMBAI: Final tests throughout public universities in the state will, in all probability, be held simplest after May 15. In a digital assembly organised by governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who may be the chancellor of universities, most vice-chancellors agreed that it can be tough to conduct any examination sooner than mid-May given the upward push in circumstances and the consequent lockdown.
State upper training minister Uday Samant informed the governor that a six-member panel - comprising vice-chancellors of Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur and SNDT universities and administrators of upper and technical training - has been shaped to chalk out a couple of plans to conduct final tests. As Plan A, if the lockdown is lifted in April, vice-chancellors had been told to figure out ways to carry tests from mid-May. As Plan B, if the lockdown is going on, they have been told to discover chances of conserving tests in smaller groups later. Besides, they have been told to inspect different options.
"Even if the lockdown is lifted at some point, we cannot allow students in large numbers in colleges," stated Mumbai University vice-chancellor Suhas Pednekar. The committee has been requested to submit a document with a couple of plans inside of two days. All public universities in the state will apply a uniform examination time table and for the brand new academic calendar, stated a observation from Raj Bhavan.

The governor has requested universities to use technology to ensure that the teaching-learning process does no longer endure due to the outbreak.

Universities have additionally been requested to make use of their emergency fund to beef up leading edge projects like Covid-19 testing labs, making masks, manufacturing sanitisers, kits, low cost ventilators. Mumbai University, too, is operating on building a facility for Covid-19 testing, stated Pednekar. The varsity additionally plans to raise price range via CSR activities.

Each district under public universities has been told to make to be had a workforce of a minimum of 30 skilled NSS volunteers as secondary beef up to collectors. Mumbai University has already shaped its workforce.

The Governor additionally informed that he has donated a minimum of a month's wage and prompt the vice-chancellors to give a contribution.

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