GTU cancels May 20, 21 exams citing power outages – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: After cancelling two exams earlier, Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has now decided to cancel examinations on May 20 and May 21 as well.

While the university cancelled the exams on May 18 and May 19 as a precautionary measure due to Tauktae, it has decided to cancel again owing to the destruction caused by the cyclone.

“Many villages and towns are facing power cuts and there is a disruption in phone and internet services,” said a GTU official. “As a result, many students will face great difficulties if the university were to continue its exams as scheduled.”

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The exams for ME and MPharm students that were under way have been deferred, he added.

The new dates for the exams will be announced later, he said. Several places in Saurashtra including Mahuva, Rajula, Una, Amreli, and Junagadh are likely to face power outages for the next one week.

GTU plans to conduct the exams for final-year engineering students in the coming days. For this, it has decided to hold pre-trial exams on May 28. Only those who take the pre-trial tests will be allowed to take the online exams.

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