Guwahati: Amid suspension of classes due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, Assam's renowned Gauhati University has released a notice today informing about their decision to restart classes on September 1, 2020.
If all goes according to plan, the regular classes will be for students in the 4th semester of Post Graduate (PG) programmes, 6th semester of Under Graduate (UG) Programmes, L.L.B 6th semester and BA L.L.B, BBA L.L.B and B.Com LLB 10th semester students.
As for the notice, the university hostels shall reopen on September 1, 2020.
The notice also mentioned a timeline for examinations for the above-mentioned courses that will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper).
As per the registrar's notice, the UG examinations will be conducted from 22nd September, while the PG examinations will be conducted from 25th September.
The decision was taken with reference to the proposed government guidelines notified by the Commissioner & Secretary, Higher Education, Assam.
The notice, however, mentioned that this plan is subject to changes as per the directive of the UGC, if any is released in due course of time.
The Controller of Examinations of Gauhati University will publish detailed notifications regarding the examinations, the notice further stated.
GU Post Graduate Students' Union general secretary Moon Talukdar, reacting to the notification, told The Sentinel Digital, "If the situation returns to normal, the student fraternity should have no apprehensions about appearing for the examination. However, no one's future should be hampered by the exams. Additionally, the questions paper should be based on only that portion of the question paper that has been covered already."
Recently, Talukdar and Bishaldeep Kakati, Assistant General Secretary (North East Debaters' Association), urged the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court seeking his intervention in the University Grants Commission's (UGC) bid to conduct examinations for final year students in Assam amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.