UGC Vs Students: SC Asks To Clarify Stand On Final Exams, Next Hearing on Aug 10
Supreme Court has accepted the petition by 31 students against the UGC guidelines to conduct the final year examination in all the universities. The University Grants Commission (UGC) submitted its reply to the Court.
The July 6 directive by UGC asking universities across the country to hold final year/ terminal semester examinations by the end of September is intended to protect the academic future of students which will be irreparably damaged if the examinations are not held, the UGC told the Supreme Court on Thursday.
The Supreme Court on July 31 adjourned the matter pertaining to the plea against the UGC decision on mandatorily conducting final year examinations till August 10.
Supreme Court has adjourned the matter pertaining to final year exams. The top court will now here the UGC matter on August 10.
The top court has also asked Maharashtra government to submit its decision on cancellation of final year exams under the Disaster Management Act. The court has also asked Home Ministry to clarify its stand on the cancellation of final year exams.
Centre, in response, has said that it will make its stand clear on the exams latest by Monday and that students should prepare for the exams meanwhile.
Supreme Court was hearing multiple petitions which challenged UGC’s revised guidelines on final semester exams. The UGC’s revised guidelines were framed on the basis of an expert committee’s recommendations. Also, which suggested that final semester exams should be conducted by the end of September.
The revised guidelines were not received favorably by many students’ and teachers’ outfits across the country.
Meanwhile, several states like Delhi and Maharashtra announced the cancellation of the final year exams. On the other hand state like Madhya Pradesh and Telangana have announced schedule for the final year or semester exam.
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