NCP chief Sharad Pawar
MUMBAI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar has taken the ongoing war between the ruling powers in the state and governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to a new level on the question of conducting varsity exams.
Pawar said major universities across the world, including Oxford and Cambridge, and IIT-Delhi had decided to cancel exams because of the Covid-19 pandemic and even state technical and higher education minister Uday Samant had taken the same decision, but the governor was opposed to it.
“It appears that the governor is more knowledgeable,” Pawar said in an interaction with a group of journalists in Ratnagiri district.
He was on a tour of the Kokan to inspect the damage caused by cyclone Nisarga.
Recently CM Uddhav Thackeray declared that his government had taken a policy decision not to hold varsity exams and that results would be declared on the basis of previous year’s marks.
Koshyari took objection to it, saying the decision was unprecedented and made without giving any great thought to the legal repercussions. He said if it was implemented, it would jeopardise the future of lakhs of students.