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Provisional promotion for all at NUJS

50% weightage on performance in all previous exams and remaining 50% on project work
National University of Juridical Sciences
National University of Juridical Sciences
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Mita Mukherjee   |   Calcutta   |   Published 06.06.20, 08:57 PM

The National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) on Saturday decided against holding semester-end exams this year and to grant provisional promotion to all students.

For granting provisional promotion, 50 per cent weightage will be given on students’ performance in all previous examinations and remaining 50 per cent on the project work of the current semester.

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The test of the final semester — or 10th semester — was held online in April. Unlike previous years, students had to sit in their homes and write their final semester papers.

The results of the final semester exams will be declared on Monday, NUJS vice-chancellor N.K. Chakrabarti said on Saturday.

Those with a backlog in previous semesters will have to clear them later.

The decisions were taken at a meeting of the faculty council of the institution.

The semesters in which the students will be given the provisional promotions had started in December. The semester-end examinations were to be held in April.

Classes in all semesters were to continue till March end. But the institution had to be shut down as a precaution against the spread of the novel coronavirus a week before the completion of the classes.

The pending classes were later held online.

“Students will be given provisional promotion because the institution is still closed. We can’t reopen the campus immediately. So it is not possible to conduct the semester-end exams. Students have been informed about the decision on provisional promotion through email today,” the VC said.

The students could not be tested online because of several technical reasons, an official said.

The university has also decided not to resume classes immediately and will take a decision on when to start offline classes in August. Nearly 95 per cent of the NUJS students are from other states and stay in hostels. There are students from states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, where the number of Covid-19 cases are very high.



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