The Telangana government today announced that all the degree and PG semester exams under the state's universities had been postponed till further notice. The decision was taken keeping in mind the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the state and across the nation.
Telangana State Council of Higher Education head Papi Reddy informed the media that though some colleges had already conducted exams, all the other exams of the degree and PG courses had been postponed, and that the new dates and schedules would be released shortly.
The Intermediate Board of the state too has taken cognisance of the spike in reported Covid-19 cases, and has announced the temporary closure of the junior colleges in the state from today.
Board Secretary Syed Omar Jaleel said that the colleges would remain closed till further orders came from the government. He asked the authorities of the colleges, the students and their parents to take note of the closure of the same, and warned that any institutions found to be violating the closure orders would face serious action.
Jaleel instructed the college administrations to resume online education in place of the suspended on-site classes, and issued the orders for the same to the relevant district-level officials.
Today's closure announcements follow yesterday's decision to temporarily suspend on-site classes
at all the educational institutions and attached hostels in the state due to the rising Covid-19 cases.
Speaking on the matter, Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy had said, "Since there has been a significant rise in the number of Covid-19 cases across the nation and in Telangana, with sporadic cases being reported in the state's educational institutions, we have decided to temporarily close all private and government educational institutions."