Fact Check: Viral circular about B.E first semester examination is fake

A circular is widely being shared on WhatsApp claiming that the examination for Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) First Semester (Main & Backlog) April/May - 2022 has been postponed.

By Tejal Sinha  Published on  13 April 2022 4:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Viral circular about B.E first semester examination is fake

Hyderabad: A circular is widely being shared on WhatsApp claiming that the examination for Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) First Semester (Main & Backlog) April/May - 2022 has been postponed.

The text of the viral circular read: "It is hereby informed that the examinations of Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) First Semester (Main &Backlog) April/May - 2022 examinations which are scheduled from 13-4-2022 (Wednesday) to 02-05-2022 (Monday) are postponed due to Ramazan and revised dates of examinations will be issued in due course and exams will be conducted after Eid."


Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter began its investigation by searching for any such information shared by the Osmania University or published by the mainstream media. However, we did not find any such information.

On further investigation, we also visited the official website of Osmania University. We did not find any such press note on their website. The most recent press note was about the 196th Mahatma Jyothirao Phule celebrations that had taken place on April 11, 2022.

https://www.osmania.ac.in/

We then searched for press notes related to the examinations. We compared the viral press note and the original one by the examination cell of Osmania University. We found that the signature of Prof. B. Srinagesh, controller of examination was different from that on the original press note.


Apart from this, we also contacted the officials of the Osmania University to confirm the viral press note. Public Relations Officer of Osmania University had stated that the circular is fake. He had further requested students and parents to be cautious and follow only the official circulars uploaded on the OU website. Students and parents are advised to check the OU website or OU examination branch webpage for all the matters regarding examination schedules.

Hence, it is therefore evident that the claim is False. No such circular has been shared by the OU examination branch.

Claim Review:Circular by OU of postponing of exams
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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