The Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK), has decided that they will conduct the Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET) examination on July 25. The decision has been taken when the students who are going to appear in the examination were expressing concern over the health risks that if they appear for the offline examination the social distancing norms might not be followed. The management is considering the issue and might postpone the examination for a few more days.
Earlier the COMEDK has announced that it will conduct the UGET examination on June 27. The exam has been earlier scheduled on May 10 but it had to be postponed due to the Nationwide lockdown.
Dr. S Kumar, Executive Secretary, COMEDK said, “The unforeseen situation put in front of us because of the pandemic is new. We are seriously considering the difficulties by students in states where they can’t travel even to their exam centres. A decision that will benefit all the stakeholders will be taken shortly.”
The social distancing norms will be taken in all exam centres, he assured. They will be using 50 per cent of the centres capacity for it. We are working for it at 418 centres, in 282 cities. The exam will be conducted in two shifts
Although the students had expressed shock and despair over the exam date, therefore, they took the help of social media in which #PostponeComedK was widely shared and also said that how it was risky to hold the important exam in the midst of the pandemic. Therefore, it has been noticed that the exam will postpone again.
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