Will Rajasthan conduct university exams? Here's what we know so far

AgenciesUpdated: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 11:55 AM IST
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Rajasthan Minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati on Wednesday said a committee has been formed to look into the ways of conducting exams in state universities for the 2020-21 session amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The panel will also give suggestions on the timely commencement of the upcoming academic session, the state's higher education minister said.

He said the convenor and members of the committee will consult each other and submit their report to the state government within a period of 15 days.

Examinations in all the universities of the state have been postponed due to the second wave of COVID-19.

The upcoming academic session is also likely to be affected due to the examinations not being held on time.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 tally in Rajasthan reached 9,27,746 on Wednesday with 3,886 fresh cases, while 107 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,018, an official report said.

Jaipur reported 18 deaths and Udaipur and Jodhpur nine each, among others.

Of the fresh positive cases, a maximum of 779 were reported from Jaipur, 340 from Jodhpur and 284 from Alwar.

A total of 8,41,602 people have recovered from the infection so far, while there are 78,126 active cases, the report added.

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