Hyderabad: There was confusion among the undergraduate (UG) and post-graduate (PG) students of Osmania University (OU) regarding examinations after several press notes reportedly issued by the university started circulating on social media.
One such press note (image below) has gone viral. The note, reportedly issued by OU, is dated 24 March 2021 and claims that the Commission General of Examination, after a meeting, has decided to conduct the exams as per schedule, i.e. from 25 March.
However, this letter is fake as the Board has decided to postpone the examinations.
The examinations that fall under the jurisdiction of OU have been postponed. The university released a press note on Twitter stating, "All the Examinations under Osmania university jurisdiction scheduled on and from 25.03.2021 have been postponed. The revised schedule will be announced later. Don't believe FAKE news/press-notes circulating in social media."
In another press note, the OU further said, "As per the government direction, all the ongoing and scheduled examinations are postponed. The revised schedule will be announced later."
This decision was made keeping in mind the rising number of coronavirus cases in Telangana. The state government announced its decision to close educational institutions and the Telangana State Council of Higher Education has decided to postpone the examinations.
According to the Hindustan Times, besides OU Kakatiya University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and many other universities in the state have also postponed their exams.
A report by the Hans India quoted Prof. T. Papi Reddy, the chairman of the Telangana State Council of Higher Education, as saying, "All degree and postgraduate semester exams under all universities in Telangana have been postponed."
It is clear that the claim that Osmania University is conducting the exams as per the schedule is FALSE. The university has postponed the exams.