Mumbai/Hyderabad: In a major relief to hundreds of candidates in Maharashtra who wished to appear for Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) B.Ed. (Distance Mode) Entrance Test, the university postponed the February 26 test to March 05.
"The Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), Maulana Azad National Urdu University, has postponed the entrance test date of B.Ed. (distance mode) to March 5", the university said in a statement released on Tuesday.
"The entrance test will be conducted at 9 different centres located at Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata, Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Bhopal, Patna and Bangalore", he said.
The MANUU decision follows the demand by Urdu teachers' association to reschedule the B.Ed. (Distance Mode) Entrance Test planned on February 26, 2017 the exam date clashed with scholarship exams.
"On February 26, 2017 (Sunday) Middle School and High School (Std 5th & 8th) Scholarship exams are being held all over Maharashtra", Sajid Nisar, General Secretary, Akhil Bhartiya Urdu Shikshak Sang, Maharashtra, said in a letter addressed to Directorate Of Distance Education, MANUU Hyderabad.
"As a vast majority of primary teachers who appear for the MANUU B.Ed. (Distance Mode) Entrance Test will be on duty to conduct the scholarship exams, it will create a lot of problems for them. Hence Akhil Bhariya Urdu Shikshak Sang request you to consider this problem and postpone the Februray 26 B.Ed. Entrance to some other suitable date", Sajid Nisar said in his letter.
Sajid Nisar appreciated the MANUU decision to postpone the test.
"We are grateful to the university for considering the problem of Maharashtra teachers. We express our gratitude to the Director of examination cell for postponing the test", he said.
The MANUU B.Ed. (Distance Mode) Entrance Test was earlier scheduled to be held on February 19, 2017. The university however rescheduled it to February 26, 2017 at all 09 centres.