Karnataka College and University Exam News Today: The recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country has forced respective state governments to close schools and other educational institutions again. In such a scenario, various uncertainties have arisen regarding examinations and other academic activities. In the case of schools, several state governments have either postponed exams or canceled them for the time being, while the CBSE has assured that it will hold board exams maintaining all COVID-19 protocol.
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In the case of colleges, the state government of Karnataka has recently made it very clear that examinations and academic activities will not be affected due to the increase in the number of coronavirus cases according to the PTI. Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr CN Ashwath Narayan told reporters: “University level examinations including Diplomas, Higher Diplomas, Engineering, Diplomas and all other courses will be conducted according to the schedule”. He also added that academic activities have been significantly delayed and there should be no more delays. In the event of further delay, the course period cycle, test, results, employment, further studies would be cut. The Deputy Chief Minister also assured that measures have been taken to ensure that academic activities for the year 2021-22 are not affected.
Narayan said, “After the current exams are over, there will be no summer vacation. The course operation will start immediately and there will be both offline and online courses. Students will be required to attend one of the online or offline classes. However, he also said universities and colleges should follow standard operating procedure to control the spread of the disease.
Regarding the news from educational institutions in other states, Gujarat government has ordered the closure of colleges in the state till April 30, 2021 due to the massive increase in the number of COVID cases -19 in the state.
Returning to Karnataka, the Deputy Chief Minister noted that the Integrated Learning Management System (LMS) has already been implemented in view of COVID-19. He also pointed out that 2.7 lakh of the tablet PCs have already been distributed to students to facilitate learning from any location.