Delhi govt cancells all state university exams due to COVID-19

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. File photo: PTI

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Saturday decided to cancel all the examinations in the state universities in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the degree will be awarded to the students based on evaluation parameters decided by the universities.

"In light of the major disruptions caused by the pandemic, Delhi government has decided to cancel all Delhi state university exams including final exams," said Sisodia.

Studies in the universities were disrupted due to the pandemic, and it was not possible to conduct examinations. Unprecedented times require unprecedented decisions, He added.

The development came two days after Delhi University postponed exams of final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of all streams scheduled to begin on July 10. 

Coronavirus cases in Delhi have crossed over one lakh with over 80,000 people recovered from the infection. 

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