Kolkata: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the vice-chancellors of state universities have submitted a resolution on the modalities of holding final semester exams amid the COVID-19 scenario on Saturday (June 13). Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take the final call over the issue.
Chatterjee told the reporters that all the stakeholders have the opinion that the health and safety of the students, teachers and non-teaching staffs cannot be compromised. Meanwhile, a Calcutta University official said B-Tech and M-Tech examinations will be held online, including evaluation of projects and end semester interviews.
I am extremely proud to state that two WB Government-run universities, #JadavpurUniversity at 5th and #CalcuttaUniversity at 7th, have featured in the Centre's ranking of top Indian universities. This serves as a testament to the quality education available to the youth in Bengal pic.twitter.com/Sg4BhYeIH6— Partha Chatterjee (@itspcofficial) June 12, 2020
The minister also mentioned that the state universities are also in touch with higher educational institutions outside West Bengal to get an idea about how they are planning their academic activities for the year.
As earlier mentioned by the Chief Minister, the state-aided schools will remain closed in July, Chatterjee said. “We will chalk out modalities of other courses by July in consultation with the higher education department,” he said.