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Rajasthan government forms committee as future of 20 lakh college students hangs in balance

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May 27, 2021, 10:07 am

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has formed a committee consisting of four vice-chancellors to decide whether to conduct examinations for over 20 lakh youths studying in the colleges affiliated with various government and private universities or promote them without an examination. Usually, the exams are conducted by the end of May each, but due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the college students are still waiting for the government to take a call on the matter. The committee will decide in the next 15 days whether to conduct the exams or not.

The committee presided over by higher education minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati has four Vice-Chancellors, College Education Commissioner, and a Joint Secretary. The VC of Law University, Dr. Devswaroop will be the convenor. The committee has been asked to submit a report within 15 days in compliance with UGC, AICTE, NCTE, and BCI norms.

The committee will decide the formula to conduct examinations either online or offline in the state and to promote the students for subjects where it’s possible without an examination. The committee will also provide recommendations on the exam time, evaluation, results, and when to start the next academic session.

The government colleges in Rajasthan have 1.71 lakh first-year students. There were 12.59 lakh enrollments in 1776 colleges this year. Rajasthan University had promoted 2 lakh first and second year students last year without exams.

First published: May 27, 2021