Mumbai: After the tussle between Jagdeep Dhankar Governor of West Bengal and Mamata Government over hiding of COVID19 numbers, a fresh standoff between Governor and State government started in Maharashtra over the cancellation of University final year exams.
On 1st June, CM Uddhav Thackeray announced that final year exams won’t be taken in the state, and all the students will be graduated on the basis of aggregated marks from previous semesters, opposing this move governor Koshyari said canceling final year university exams will jeopardize the future of the students.
Governor BS Koshyari in his letter to CM Thackeray said that he as the Chancellor of universities has the final authority over all university matters as per the provisions of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act.
Governor described the announcement by CM Thackeray as ‘unprecedented’ and ‘without any profound thinking on the legal repercussions,’ and said that he was surprised to learn from media reports that the exams have been canceled.
In a letter to CM, the Governor has stated that cancellation of examinations would jeopardize the future of students.
— Governor of Maharashtra (@maha_governor) June 2, 2020
This Governor vs State tussle took a political turn when BJP leader and ex-education minister Ashish Shelar met governor Koshyari just before he wrote a letter to CM.
Maharashtra is the worst-hit state with up to 40% COVID19 cases in the country. In this situation taking exams may turn out to be a worst-case scenario.
Over thousands of Final Year students had petitioned to the government for cancellation of exams and were relieved to hear that exams were canceled. But now there’s nothing but confusion amongst all the students.