15 Jan 2022  |   06:50am IST

Physical mode exams postponed to next month, Goa University informs HC

Varsity assures court if COVID-19 cases do not flatten, it will not hesitate to further postpone exams
Physical mode exams postponed to next month, Goa University informs HC

Team Herald


PANJIM: The Goa University (GU) has informed the High Court of Bombay at Goa its decision to postpone the exams in physical mode to next month. 

In its submission on Friday, the varsity assured the court that if COVID-19 cases do not flatten, it will not hesitate to further postpone the exams. 

“Offline/physical exam for final year students of all streams has been postponed for February 7. GU will not hesitate to postpone it further if the pandemic situation does not improve in the State,” it said.

During the hearing after GU’s submission, counsel for the petitioner students demanded online exams stating that the schedule should not delay due to repeat postponements. Granting time to the GU to file a detailed affidavit by January 31, the High Court has adjourned the hearing for February 1.

The High Court, on Thursday opined that GU should take holistic approach to the prevailing situation while carrying out the examinations in offline mode. Hours later, the varsity ordered postponement of exams by three weeks. 

The petitioners have time and again brought to the notice of the authorities and now the court that there is an upsurge of COVID-19 infection or the Omicron variant. 

The petitioners also stated that several doctors are infected in the present pandemic and in such a situation it would be better to be safe than to be sorry subsequently. 

The High Court had further said it hopes the varsity would consider the safety of the students, teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as other members of the society before taking the decision.


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