UGC’s decision to conduct final year exams increased the suffering of final year students making them unfortunate. Coronavirus pandemic has spread its roots all over the country and is leading to an extreme situation. In the times of disasters like the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it is the core responsibility of the government to reduce the stabilize the situation. The government of India has taken various measures to bring back the situation to normal. The measures including the moratorium of EMI payments, delaying, and providing more time to file tax returns. Also, to providing free rations and financial aid to weaker sections of the society. A fraction of citizens who have suffered the disproportionate disadvantages of the crises is undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students in colleges and Universities are suffering to a great extent due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
When the colleges and universities are completely shut due to pandemic, it’s the students who are suffering a lot. But it appears like the government cannot behold the suffering of the students. The University Grant Commission and Union Ministry of Human Resource are worsening the sufferings of the students. The greatest impact has been immersed in the final year students who were supposed to graduate in June. Unfortunately due to UGC’s mercy of UGC the graduation of these students has been put on hold. The UGC landed the conduct of final year exams in the recently released guidelines. The UGC has also circumvented the possibility of offline exams and has proposed for conducting online exams.
UGC Failed to Understand CBCS System
The UGC’s decision to conduct exams for final year students while canceling exams for intermediate students showcases its poor understanding of the CBCS system. As per the CBCS system, the exams are conducted twice a year. Both the semesters incur equal weightage towards providing degrees to graduate students. The UGC is not able to understand the simple rule of the CBCS system. The Center does believe that the final semester exam is the main exam and is therefore more significant. The exams of both intermediate and final exams apply to the I’m a CBCS system and therefore should be canceled.
The coronavirus situation is an extraordinary situation and if we do not consider it seriously it will lead to failing our citizens. Due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the students did not attend classes for the final semester. The UGC should understand that the students are not aware of the concepts of final semester subjects. As they have not been taught and they do not hold the in insights of the syllabus by birth.
Final Year Exams Canceled by Top Universities
Exams are not the only way to assess the knowledge of students. The top institutions and Universities worldwide have canceled the exams and have assessed the students on an internal basis. The top IITs and NLU’s have also assessed their student’s performances on the basis of internal exams. Not one but many Indian universities have canceled the final year exams and have emphasized on the situation.
Various states have also canceled their exams and have therefore opted for assessment on the basis of internal exams. But the unfortunate fate lies with the students studying in central run universities. Also, the states who have not yet canceled the exams have hanged the students in dilemma.
As per the UGC’s guidelines, the final year exams can be conducted until September. In crucial times when the economy is suffering hard and unemployment is rising rapidly. The UGC has hindered the students from completing their graduation. The students are not left in a position to support their families by grabbing jobs. The UGC needs to amend its guidelines immediately and ease the tensions of the students.