Times of India, Pune: At least 19 degree examinations in arts, science, commerce, pharmacy and law besides degree and post-graduate (PG) courses of Ayurveda for the October/November session have been postponed in view of the Commonwealth Youth Games.
The CYG is scheduled to be held from October 12 to October 18 while the Diwali vacation is from October 25 to November 3. Examinations are usually held before the Diwali vacations, but due to the all-important event, the exam dates have been pushed ahead, a press release issued by the UoP controller of examinations (CoE) stated on Monday. Many of the university students will take part in the CYG either as volunteers or in various cultural events.
Earlier on Sunday, the CoE officials held an emergency meeting to discuss the postponment and the revised dates that were to be effected on account of the schedule change.
Details of the revised schedule of examinations have been posted in the ‘students helpline and examination info’ section of the UoP’s official website – www.unipune.ernet.in. The university has asked the colleges to take note of the change in dates and make the exam arrangements accordingly.
It may be noted that the dates of only those papers which were earlier scheduled between October 12 and 18 and October 25 and November 3 have been changed, said UoP public relations director Arvind Nerkar.