A big NO for UG and PG online examinations: Ashwath Narayan

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Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and Higher Education Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan completely gauged away the possibility of conducting online mode of examinations for the undergraduate and post-graduate courses particularly for the state-run universities along with the government colleges.

While addressing the reporters post a meeting which took place in Bengaluru, he said, “Online mode of examinations will not be possible at government-run institutions.”

The minister further confirmed about the demand raised by parents and students for conducting online examinations.

Narayan said, “But it will not be possible to conduct online exams in the present scenario considering the infrastructure.” He further added, “Examinations will be conducted in physical mode. Online examinations may be possible for some of the deemed-to-be and private universities, but not in the government set-up.”

While speaking of the examination schedule impacted by the current strike invoked by the Road Transport Corporation staff employees, Narayan further said, “The time table for degree, PG, diploma and engineering examinations have been affected due to the ongoing transport strike. Exams will be resumed immediately after the strike ends.”

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