Bhubaneswar: The sixth and final semester examinations (regular and back) of the Plus III streams of all degree colleges under the Utkal University will begin on July 7.
While all practical tests will be held from July 7 to 13, the theoretical examinations will be held from July 14 to 23.
The University has asked principals of the degree colleges to submit project papers of the students and have the marks awarded by July 28.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has asked the college authorities to strictly adhere to the following guidelines of the Centre and the state government:
— Preventive measures like use of hand wash and sanitizer, compulsory use of face mask, maintaining social distancing, regular disinfection etc. are to be undertaken scrupulously while conducting the examinations.
— There should not be over-crowding of students and staff members during practical examinations. Taking social distancing into account, the batch size may be determined by the concerned colleges.
— Students must be informed well in advance about the examination schedule and be instructed to come with a face mask and their own water bottle and hand sanitizer.
— Keep requisite number of thermal scanners as per need, from the development fund of the college, to scan the body temperature of the examinees and invigilators before entering examination centres if not provided by the concerned district administration, urban local authority and the chief district medical officer (CDMO).
— All classrooms and laboratories must be disinfected before the commencement of the examinations.