Delhi University has decided to conduct an open book examination for the final year students. The university also conducted mock tests for students which were a great failure. However, 31 students from dozens of universities in 13 states and one union territory of the country had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, which was also accepted by the court. It was informed that the Supreme Court will hear the petition of 31 students in the next two days.
The appeal of the students was that the UGC’s order compulsorily taking the examination of the final year students of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses should be withheld with immediate effect.
Apart from this, the students had also demanded that they should be awarded degrees by 31 July, on the lines of CBSE, giving them marks based on their performance and internal evaluation of the last five semesters.
The UGC recently ordered that all universities must conduct final year examinations by 30 September. The UGC gave universities the option that they could take the exam in online, offline, or mixed mode.
In such a situation, 31 students from dozens of universities in 13 states and one Union Territory had filed a petition in the Supreme Court to stay the UGC order. Among these 31 students, one student is also Corona positive. The plea of the students was accepted by the Supreme Court and hearing is now two days later.
Moreover, out of 818 universities, 603 universities have either conducted examinations or plan to conduct them. At the same time, 27 new universities have also been accredited between 2019-2020. These universities are yet to reach the final year of the first batch.