UGC Vs Students: SC To Hear Plea Against UGC Circular On Final Exams Tomorrow
The Supreme Court stated that the plea(s) challenging the fresh guidelines issued by the UGC will be taken up by Justice Ashok Bhushan-led bench on Monday. A group of 31 students have filed a petition against the University Grants Commission (UGC) on its decision to conduct final year exams, compulsorily, by September-end. The case has been listed for the hearing on July 27.
UGC Vs Students:
The Supreme Court will hear on July 27 pleas challenging a University Grants Commission (UGC) circular. And seeking cancellation of final term examination in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
As many as 31 students from different universities across India approached the apex court to quash the UGC circular dated July 6 in which all universities in the country have been asked to wrap up the final term examinations before September 30.
The students, in their petition, said that the examinations should be cancelled. And results of such students should be calculated on the basis of their internal assessment or past performance.
The petition filed by students from 13 states and one union territory requested that mark sheets of students should be issued before July 31.
The plea said that planned examinations be cancelled in the interest of justice for the students. As the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise.
Another petition on the issue, filed in the apex court by final year law student Yash Dubey. Also sought cancellation of UGC mandated final year exams.
Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray has also moved the apex court on behalf of Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shiv Sena, against the mandated final year exams in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases.
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