Deshmukh made the announcement after meeting officials from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), including the exam controller Ajit Pathak on Wednesday. While lockdown-like restrictions in the state have been announced till June 1, it would have been difficult for students to report to the exam centre on June 2, said a government official.
The announcement has come as a relief to over 40,000 students. The lack of clarity on exam dates was causing anxiety among students, claimed a parent. The MUHS has already conducted final-year exams in these courses, however, the exams for intermediate years were pending. It was earlier scheduled on April 19, and was postponed to June 2, when the state saw a sudden rise in Covid cases.
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