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#ExamsInCovidASuicide Trends: Students Demand Cancellation Of Final Year Exams

#ExamsInCovidASuicide”, which attracted more than 1,20,000 impressions on the twitter, students demanded not to conduct exams in the pandemic situation.

Shivani Arora

Shivani AroraBy Shivani Arora

Published on 20 July 2020 4:25 AM GMT

#ExamsInCovidASuicide Trends: Students Demand Cancellation Of Final Year Exams
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The hashtag “#ExamsInCovidASuicide”, which attracted more than 1,20,000 impressions on the twitter, students demanded not to conduct exams in the pandemic situation. After the University Grants Commission (UGC), released a statement on the number of universities conducting final year examinations amidst the COVID-19 crisis, students today took to social media platform Twitter to demand the cancellation the exams in view of the safety and health of examinees as the COVID-19 cases are raising in the country.

#ExamsInCovidASuicide:

“In these uncertain times coming up with the decision of conducting exams is worst for students. UGC must have thought of Students rather than their personal benefits,” Anvith Kateel, another student leader wrote.

https://twitter.com/anvith_kateel/status/1284766715428007942

Another said the UGC made guidelines sitting in AC rooms and “they don't know the sad reality of infrastructure provided by colleges”.

https://twitter.com/MohdQutubuddi16/status/1284547404998471685

The Shiv Sena's youth wing Yuva Sena has on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the final year exams of universities across states in view of the COVID-19 crisis. Yuva Sena secretary Varun Sardesai told PTI the petition filed by him was admitted on Saturday.

https://twitter.com/VenkatBalmoor/status/1284778560574586880

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UGC:

The UGC has claimed that a total of 755 universities informed the Commission about the status of conducting exams.

Of these 755 universities, the UGC said that 321 were state universities, 274 private, 120 deemed and 40 central universities. Of these, it added, a total of 566 universities had already conducted their exams or were planning to conduct them in August or September.

Out of the total of 560 universities, 194 have already conducted their exams. Also, 366 are planning to conduct them in August or September, the UGC said.

“Covid-19 is a national disaster, in view of which the UGC should have cancelled final year exams. However, it seems the UGC has not understood the full extent of dilemma the country is facing,” Venkat Balmoor, a student leader, responded to the UGC guidelines.

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Besides Maharashtra, seven other states have also cancelled the final year exams.

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