New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: Delhi deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has decided to cancel all upcoming semester, final exams of universities under the state government in wake of the coronavirus crisis in the national capital.

In a statement, the deputy Delhi Chief Minister said that the degree will be awarded to the students based on the evaluation parameters decided by the respective universities.  

"Delhi government has decided to cancel all Delhi state university exams including final exams in view of COVID-19. The degree will be awarded based on evaluation parameters decided by the universities," news agency ANI quoted Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as saying.

The decision has been take in wake of the coronavirus crisis in the national capital. According to the latest information available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the dreadful COVID-19 infection, caused by SARS‑CoV‑2, has affected over 1.09 lakh people in Delhi and claimed 3,300 lives so far.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate in the national capital has improved to 77.60 per cent as more than 84,000 people have been cured from coronavirus and discharged from hospitals.

Sisodia further said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to take a similar decision for the universities and colleges falling under the Centre in the national capital.

Meanwhile, the Delhi University had earlier announced that it has decided to cancel the exams for the students who are currently in their intermediate semesters amid the coronavirus crisis. The varsity had said that students will be graded on the basis of their internal assessment and their performance in the previous semester.

It had also announced that it will conduct an online open book exams for final-year students. However, the exams have been postponed till August and the university has said that it will announce the new dates of the exam and related information later. 

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