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Pending End Semester Exams cancelled for all final year students in Odisha due to COVID

by Preeti Dhoundiyal
UGC End Exams
The Higher Education Department of Odisha has cancelled the undergraduate and postgraduate final semester exams for all State Public Universities and Autonomous Colleges, except for medical/ paramedical and pharmacy courses in view of the Covid crisis.

On June 18, 2020 a notification informed that final year students, whose examinations could not be conducted, will be promoted on the basis of an “alternative evaluation method” by August, 2020.

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The Evaluation Scheme

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The formula given below shall be used to award marks for the Final Year/Final Semester papers:

Marks to be awarded for Final Year/Final Semester papers = (Internal Mark as per Prescribed Weightage) + (Practical Mark as per Prescribed Weightage, if applicable) + (Average of marks obtained in all previous semesters/years in the corresponding papers of that subject, for the remaining weightage)

 The average of marks obtained in Practical Papers of all previous semesters/years in the corresponding Practical Papers of that subject will be awarded as the Practical examination mark for Final Year/Final Semester, Only if the Practical examination has not been organised.

The internal examiners shall evaluate theDissertation/ Project/ Internally Evaluated Papers out of full marks allotted for the papers.

Note: The alternative evaluation method shall only be applicable for universities and colleges where exams have not been conducted. The normal regular evaluation method shall be followed where the semester exams have already conducted.


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The students may appear in a special examination, which will be conducted by Universities/ Autonomous Colleges by November, 2020 and the results of the same will be declared by December, 2020, in case there is any grievance with the scheme.

The final result mark sheet shall be revised as per the student’s performance in the special examination, irrespective of whether s/he secures more or less mark than what is awarded to him through alternative evaluation method,”

remarked the Notification.

Back logs

The Department has pointed that to a maximum two back papers, pending back paper semester exams for Final Year/ Final Semester students shall be cancelled, else will have to appear in the regular examination in all the Back Papers.

For UG and PG Intermediate Semesters/ Year Examinations

For the current academic session 2019-20 the Department has decided to not take the intermediate even Semesters/ Year Examination and on the basis of an alternative evaluation method decided by the Universities and Colleges students to be automatically promoted to next semesters/ Year for 2020-21 academic session. However, Back Paper examination shall be held as usual which will have to be given.

There will be regular semester exams for the Ist year students of 2019-2020 session as per schedule to be notified by the University/College in case of Yearly system (Annual) of examination.

Read the notification here;

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