Revised instructions for the review of UGC: SC opposes the implementation of provisional directives, next hearing on 10 August

Revised instructions for the review of UGC: SC opposes the implementation of provisional directives, next hearing on 10 August

The Commission on University Grants (UGC) submitted a reply to the Supreme Court on Thursday saying that the purpose of the final year exams by 30 September is to make sure the students’ studies do not get obstructed next year. On Friday, the Supreme Court will hear the case.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, the senior counsel, appeared on behalf of the petitioners and claimed that many universities do not have the electronic review facilities available. He also stated the presence of 16 COVID19 cases lakh, adding that UGC’s reply was submitted without any thought of the students’ well-being.

Revised instructions for the review of UGC: SC opposes the implementation of provisional directives, next hearing on 10 August

When asked by SC if offline testing could even be done, Sanghvi said that because of the local COVID-19 problems, many people would not be able to take an offline exam.

“The potential to check them later leads to more uncertainty,” said Sanghvi.

Singhvi further noted that, under the COVID-19 pandemic, the current rules make it difficult for students to term it ‘arbitrary.’

It should be remembered that the University Grants Commission has released a re-examined University Terminal Semester Guidance (or final year exams), specifying that assessments will be completed either offline (pen and paper) or on-line by September.

“It is emphasized that the health and welfare of students, professors and staff are of the greatest importance of the Universities and that they conform in the course of their exams to government protocols/guidelines pertaining to COVID-19.”

The Commission on University Grants (UGC) submitted a reply to the Supreme Court on Thursday saying that the purpose of the final year exams by 30 September is to make sure the students’ studies do not get obstructed next year. On Friday, the Supreme Court will hear the case.

At the last hearing, the SC requested the UGC to respond to requests for the final year of the exam on the latest coronavirus in universities around the country.

The petitions sought the Supreme Court ‘s guidance to cancel UGC guidelines published on 6 July which stipulated that the last year of exams shall be conducted by all colleges and universities by 30 September.

The petitioners have a supportive COVID alum, who said that there are other Final-year graduates, either pessimistic or family members.

Several states, including Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Madhya Pradesh had earlier cancelled all higher education exams and instead announced that students will be promoted on the basis of their prior performances in exams.

Revised instructions for the review of UGC: SC opposes the implementation of provisional directives, next hearing on 10 August

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