Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Friday announced that all final year students would be appearing for their exams between July 1 and 30 across its various universities. Further, those in the first and second year will be promoted to the next year based on their performaces in previous semesters. Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: CM Thackeray 'Thanks' Railways Minister, Allows Doorsetep Delivery of Newspapers

The government also said that the decision will be revised around June 20 depending on the prevailing COVID-19 crisis in the state. Also Read - Maharashtra's 'Mission Begin Again': Lockdown in State Till June 30, Shops to Open on 'Odd-Even' Basis From June 5

The universities will release the datesheet for the third-year students later. Also Read - Maharashtra's Guidelines For Govt Employees: Thermal Screening Before Entering Offices, 3 Ply Mask Must

“All university students in Maharashtra, except those in the final year, will be promoted to the next class without examination due to COVID-19 lockdown. The final year examinations will be held in July,” State Higher & Technical Education Minister Uday Samant said.