The Supreme Court on Monday is set to hear a petition against UGC guidelines today. The guidelines stated that universities across the country have to conduct exams until the end of September.
Earlier on July 7, the UGC advised conducting final term examinations by September 2020. Also, the exams could be done online, offline, or mixed-mode.
The petition will be heard by a three-judge bench of the top court. It will comprise Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy, and MR Shah. The plea was filed by a group of 31 students across the country.
The students challenged UGC guidelines for being erratic. Due to the guidelines, students will be compelled to give exams amid the COVID pandemic.
Under fresh UGC guidelines, students who are not able to appear in the examination would be given a new alternative. And, they can give exams in a different schedule directed by the institutions.
Seeing the protests, UGC warned against the violation. Also, they stated not accepting the decision, will not be good for students’ future.
Now, the petitioners like Yuva Seva wanted to allow the state governments to award pass certificates according to students’ past performances.
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The UGC should not mandate students to appear for exams in coronavirus crisis. Moreover, it is not feasible for them as well.
UGC has taken this decision under the guidance of the Ministry of human resource development.