Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government said on Tuesday that offline exams would be conducted in all colleges of the state pointing out the fact that 18-plus youths have already been vaccinated.
In case a student tests COVID positive, the colleges can grant him/her a second chance. Students here have been seeking online exams due to the COVID surge.
A day earlier, a video of college students and higher education minister’s OSD having a serious dispute over the issue went viral in which OSD is seen warning a student with a hand slap gesture.
“We are heading towards offline exam mode. The vaccination of 18 plus youths has been done. Even if there are 300 students sitting at a time, there is sufficient space and exams can be conducted following the corona guideline. One more chance can be given to the corona positive students,” state home minister and MP government spokesman, Narottam Mishra, was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
“The postgraduate first and third semester students who are unable to give exams due to corona would not have to suffer the year or session loss. Such students can give exams within ten days after the scheduled examination they missed due to corona,” said higher education minister Mohan Yadav.