According to a recent notification , the Uttar Pradesh State Government has decided to cancel the exams of the UP Colleges due to alarming rise in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country.Accordingly around 30 lakh students will be promoted to their next year/semester without examination, as the country is hit hard by the second wave COVID-19 virus .
Although the government confirmed that the examinations for final year students of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be held as per the earlier schedule. The ones to be promoted will be students of first and second-year enrolled in the UG and PG programs of the state .
The decision of promoting first and second year PG and UG students of the universities in the state was taken after recommendations and suggestions submitted by all the stakeholders of the state A committee comprising of 3 Vice Chancellors has already prepared the roadmap for the promotion of first and second year students in the universities and colleges of the state .Among the many members of the committee Vice-Chancellor of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur, Professor Vinay Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University, and Professor Alok Kumar Rai, Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Ruhelkhand University, Bareilly, Prof. Krishnapal Singh were part.
The committee has already prepared the marking scheme after drafting a system along with stakeholders and suggestions from other universities .According to the report the first year students should be marked on the basis of merit whereas marks to second year students should be awarded on the basis of their performance in the first year exam . Though for now the marking scheme is open to discussion and the controller of exams and vice-chancellors of different universities are expected to hold a detailed discussion with an expert committee and arrive at a more feasible , flexible model if required