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University of Hyderabad (HCU) in Gachibowli, Hyderabad
University of Hyderabad (HCU) in Gachibowli, Hyderabad

UoH to conduct final semester exams from Sept 16

Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has decided to conduct the final semester exams for post-graduate students online since 16 September.

Announcing the decision following a meeting of the High Level Committee chaired by the two Pro Vice-Chancellors on Tuesday, followed by a discussion with the Heads of Department and deans of Schools, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile said on Wednesday that the university was obliged to comply with the orders of the Supreme Court upholding the guidelines of the UGC to declare the results only after the completion of the final semester exams for the final semester students.

Those students who are unable to attend the September 16 exams will have another opportunity to take part in the second round of exams scheduled for October 5, Prof. Appa Rao said.

In June, the university adopted an alternative assessment mechanism based on continuous assessment and the cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and announced results for the batch in order to facilitate their graduation so that they could pursue further education or career opportunities. Those results will now be cancelled, UoH said.

In an open letter to the university community, Prof. Appa Rao explained that while the earlier decision was taken with the best interests of students in mind, after the SC judgement, the university has scheduled the end-semester examinations so as to not jeopardise the future of students if their degrees were to be invalidated by regulatory authorities.

The Heads and Deans will work out a range of flexible options to administer the examinations online and minimise the inconvenience to students, he added. (INN)

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