Rajasthan University restricts COVID positive students to appear in the examination


The procedure of conducting examinations has been started in the state amid COVID 19. The college administration will not include the COVID positive student in the examination. Even such a student will not be allowed to come to the examination centre. The university administration has decided that such student’s examinations will be taken later.

After BSTC and JEE-MAIN, Rajasthan university administration has started preparations for conducting Rajasthan board supplementary and state open board examinations. The examinations are going to start in the third week of September.

According to the examination controller, More than one lakh students associated with RU will be appearing in the examinations. Of them, over one lakh 60 thousand students of Rajasthan university graduates of BA, BCom and BSc final year courses and more than 50 thousand students of the postgraduate ma, mcom and MSc finalists will appear in the examination. The number of examination centres included in the examination has also been increased to 160 centres. The pending UG and PG examinations will be conducted at these centres.

The examination department of the university has given strict instructions to the colleges that the guidelines of Covid-19 must be strictly followed. Special attention will be given to social distancing at the examination centres. Transport arrangements should be checked properly for the students. Instructions have been issued to colleges affiliated to RU to strictly adhere to the corona guideline.

Talking about the preparations and conduction of exams, the examination controller of Rajasthan University, V.K Gupta said that the university administration is preparing to get the exam done. We will get the exam done by following the guidelines of COVID 19. If a candidate is diagnosed COVID positive then his/her examination will be done later and will not be included in the examination.

Significantly, all schools and colleges were closed in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. With this, all the proposed examinations were also postponed. After this, due to the increased risk of the corona, the state government had decided to promote the first and second-year students. But on August 29, the supreme court made an announcement regarding the exams of the final year that the final year students cannot be promoted without examinations and their exams will be conducted soon. This led the institutions to start preparing for the exam.

In compliance with the order of the supreme court and the instructions issued by the UGC, the state government had issued orders for conducting the last year pending examinations of the universities in September. Instructions in this regard were issued on behalf of the government secretary of higher education, Suchi Sharma.

The instructions also mentioned that if the examinations are not possible to be accomplished by September 30, then the university can apply to the UGC through the state government to extend the exam period as decided by the supreme court. 

The orders also state that during the examination, it should be ensured to maintain the Covid-19 guideline issued by the central and state government. For this, the number of examination centres should be increased. Along with protective measures, the convenience of the candidates will also have to be taken care of so that the effect of corona infection can be prevented in the candidates coming for the examination.