4 Maharashtra varsities defer online final year exams
MUMBAI [Maha Media]: Less than 48 hours before their online exams for final year (summer 2020) batch was scheduled to commence, authorities at the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University released a statement confirming that their exams have been deferred indefinitely. Reason being a pen-down strike called by all the university non-teaching staff, demanding the immediate implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission wages. By late Tuesday evening, authorities of universities in Jalgaon and Aurangabad and Amravati also released a similar statement, announcing their decision to defer exams that were scheduled to begin on October 1 at all four universities.
In separate circulars released by the examination departments of the respective universities, the spokespersons highlighted that new dates for exams are yet to be finalised. “The decision to conduct online exams for end-of-term final year students starting October 1 will have to be deferred for the time being as all employees have called for a pen-down strike, as mentioned in a meeting with state education department officials on September 29,” said a statement released by the examination department of Nagpur University.