Students in SC against UGC: Verdict on Final year exams
Supreme Court on UGC’s Final year exam guidelines
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the plea of 31 students against the UGC’s final year exam guidelines, which was issued on July 6 making it mandatory to conduct their final year examinations by September 30. At the time hearing underway on migrant workers’ matter (Case No-21). Plea against UGC Guidelines yet to come (Case No-23)
A three judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhusan and comprising justices will hear the plea. The petitioners have prayed that the examinations should be cancelled and results of such students be calculated on the basis of their internal assessment or past performance.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made final year exams/ final semesters in Universities and Colleges to be compulsorily held. It has asked the Universities to conduct the exams in offline mode using pen and paper, online mode or else by opting for blended mode of exam in which exams will be held in both online and offline mode.
The UGC says out of the 818 universities, 603 have either conducted the exam or are planning to conduct. While 209 others have already conducted examination (Online/ Offline) ,394 are planning to conduct exam (online/ offline/ blended mode) in August or Sepetember.
However, Supreme Court’s final judgement or verdict on UGC final year exams guidelines reserves. But Twitter already trending with hashtag #StudentsinSCAgainstUGC
Matter will be heard on July 31.
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