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Gujarat University defers final year exams scheduled for Aug 21 & 31


The Gujarat University has in a sudden move once again deferred the exams for final year students of colleges associated with the varsity.

Final year Arts, Commerce, Science, Law and B.Ed course students were to appear for their exams scheduled on August 21 and 31. Close to 70,000 students were to appear for the exams.


The Gujarat University on Monday announced that the exams scheduled to begin on the two days have been postponed. It further said that those who wanted to opt for online evaluation instead of offline can also opt for the same.

The varsity said that depending on the number of students registering for the online exams, it will announce the schedule for the online exams in the coming days.  The Gujarat University had earlier announced that it would conduct the exams for final year Arts, Commerce and Science students in two phases. 

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Law students of Semester 2, 4 and 6, as well as B.Ed students of Semester 2 and 4 and all postgraduate students, were to appear for the exams. The first phase of the exams was to begin on August 21 and the university had even announced the schedule for the same. 

Why exams were deferred?

However, the Ministry of Home Affairs had come out with a guideline on July 29 in which it stated that schools and colleges are to remain shut till August 31.

Sources in the know said the MHA guidelines is what forced the Gujarat University to defer the exams. 

The exams were to be organised in 12 districts across Gujarat in various colleges associated with the university. 

It has also asked students to choose whether they want to opt for online or offline exams. The varsity said as of now it is giving students the go-ahead for online examination but if a student chooses not to appear for it then it will be assumed that they are opting for the offline exams. 

The offline exams are likely to be scheduled in September.

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