First year UG, PG students in UP to be promoted without exams

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The state government on Tuesday decided to promote all first-year and first semester students of the undergraduate and postgraduate levels enrolled in universities and degree colleges across Uttar Pradesh without exams in view of the Covid-19 situation.

The state government on Tuesday decided to promote all first-year and first semester students of the undergraduate and postgraduate levels enrolled in universities and degree colleges across Uttar Pradesh without exams in view of the Covid-19 situation.

Only the final year, final semester or those second year students who were promoted last year without an exam will have to appear in truncated examinations, which will have a shorter duration of 90 minutes instead of three hours with 50% less questions, in August, announced deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma here on Tuesday.

Sharma said there were more than 4.1 million students enrolled in UP universities and affiliated degree colleges and the decision was taken keeping in view the health of students. He said the first-year students who were promoted to the second year last year without exams will have to appear in exams this year. He also said universities were required to draft the promotion formula by June 18.


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