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Final year exams will be conducted online, as per the directions of the Bar Council of India, Madhuswamy said.
Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy has confirmed that the Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) intermediate exams will be postponed owing to the COVID-19 situation in the state.
Final year exams will be conducted online, as per the directions of the Bar Council of India (BCI). Law Minister said that the final year exams have also been postponed to October.
He said: "3 months of classes are pending. Conducting Online Classes now is difficult. Therefore we are postponing the final year exams to October. We are opening online or regular classes by September. 1 or 1.5 months after the classes resume, libraries open, we will be conducting these exams".
The exams for final semester students were scheduled to commence from September 21, while intermediate semester exams were scheduled to begin from October 5.
At a press conference held today, Madhuswamy withdrew the KSLU exam notification and stated that intermediate exams would be conducted only after physical classes resume.
Further, physical classes will be conducted for 45 days to 2 months, pursuant to which intermediate exams will be conducted.
The Law Minister also stated that students would be temporarily promoted depending on internal exams. However, Madhuswamy reiterated that exams will be held later.
"Students should not consider that they have cleared the exams", he cautioned.
Watch the press conference here.
Earlier, a student of KSLU had moved the Karnataka High Court challenging the conduct of intermediate semester examinations from October 5, arguing that the same would affect the fundamental rights of the students.
However, the Court dismissed the petition as withdrawn. A Bench of Justices BV Nagarathna and Ravi Hosmani had mainly raised concerns over the maintainability of the plea.