Ten of the 12 universities of Madhya Pradesh have failed to conduct semester examination in time, said a higher education department official.
“The calendar released by the department has not been followed properly, resulting in delay in holding exam and releasing results,” the official said.
Principal secretary KK Singh expressed dissatisfaction over delay in academic year at a monthly meeting with registrars of universities on January 20.
The universities which are given A grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council -- Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyala (DAVV), Indore and Jiwaji University, Gwalior -- were also in the list of universities which couldn’t hold the exam properly.
Bhopal’s Barkatullah University and Vikram University in Ujjain have completed the examination process. The academic session in newly introduced Maharaja Chhattrasal Bundelkhand University is yet to start.
The semester system was introduced in 2008 in all the universities but the failure to follow academic year have stoked controversies many times.
Minister of state for higher education Deepak Joshi has asked the officials to do away with the semester system.
“I am not in favour of semester system in undergraduate courses as the University Grants Commission has issued some guidelines in this regard. Soon, we will come up with solution to convert our universities into world class universities,” he said.