Visva-Bharati University has announced that it will conduct examinations for 10th and 12th class students in the 2020-21 academic year. The university informed in a notification on Wednesday that the decision to hold the examination has been taken in a meeting with various officials of the university. The meeting was chaired by Vidyut Chakraborty. The announcement comes at a time when both West Bengal and the central government have canceled the 10th and 12th board exams due to the current COVID-19 epidemic situation.

The university said that the pre-degree examination, 2021 (Class 12 examination) will start from July 5 (online) and will be followed by the School Certificate Examination (Class 10).

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The schedule, venue and other modalities of the above examination will be notified soon, the university said. However, it added that the timetable and other methods may change depending on the epidemic situation and restrictions imposed by the government.

On June On, a class of students appealed to the Visva-Bharati authorities to cancel the exams by email as they could not study properly due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Three days later, university officials held a meeting and announced that the exam would be held online.

June In June, West Bengal joined various states of the country, which have canceled their 10th and 12th board exams amid the COVD-19 epidemic. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that the Mandal of the people is not in favor of taking board exams amid the epidemic.

In a press conference on Tuesday, he said the government has received 24000 emails in public and 79% voted against Class 10 Secondary Board exams 2021, while 83% voted against 12 Higher Secondary Class 12 board exams.

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