On Saturday, the Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal urged PM Narendra Modi to cancel the final year exams of the central universities of the country. The request has been made for canceling the exams of Delhi University as well as other universities in the country.
Arvind Kejriwal wrote in a letter to Narendra Modi that he requests the central government and the UGC (University Grants Commission) to bring a change in their guidelines. This change should be brought about by them in the larger interest of the students.
The news of this letter came after the Arvind-Kejriwal led Delhi government canceled the exams of all the state universities. This move to cancel the exams will be applicable to both the semester and terminal exams. This decision was taken in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Deputy Chief Minister of the AAP government in Delhi said that the degrees will be awarded to the students based on the evaluation parameters, which will be decided by the varsities.
Arvind Kejriwal also added that he urges the PM, for the sake of the youth of the country, to intervene personally into the matter. The cancellation of final year exams of DU and other central universities across the country should be done to save the future of lakhs of students.
The Chief Minister has also asked that why cannot other universities follow the footsteps of IIT and NLU who have already awarded the degrees based on internal assessments?
Arvind Kejriwal also pointed out that in this time of the pandemic, the global universities have also handed out degrees based on internal assessments.
State universities like Delhi Technological University, National Law University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Ambedkar University, etc. are a part of the national capital. Central universities in Delhi are Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Jamia Milia Islamia.
The worst-affected region in the country is Delhi with approximately 1.10 lakh cases and approximately 3,300 deaths.