Gauhati University (GU) will complete all its examinations by September later this year.

Dr Pratap Jyoti Handique, vice-chancellor of GU informed this in a letter addressed to the students.

The vice-chancellor also mentioned that the examinations for all students will be conducted in a mixed-mode, in both online and off-line, following the recent guidelines by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

According to the letter, addressed to students, “there will be some form of examinations for all levels”.

This could mean that examinations will be conducted for more than 1,500 in-campus students and for students studying in more than 350 colleges affiliated to the university, according to reports.

The UGC guidelines require universities to hold examinations in online, offline, or a ‘blended mode’ which mixes both.

The examinations will be conducted in an ‘exclusive and student-friendly procedure’, with ‘marginal weight’ to the online examinations, Dr Handique said.

“A detailed procedure and calendar of examination will be published immediately on completion of ongoing lockdown in Guwahati. GU plans to complete all examination procedures by September 30, 2020,” the letter said.

The university will restart all pending activities, including admission, start of the new session when the educational institutes are permitted to reopen, the vice-chancellor said.

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