States Discuss UGC Guidelines to Conduct Final Year Exams Before September 30

Maharashtra: Maharashtra will finish the modalities on August 31. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has requested that his service lead assessments with most extreme precautionary measure and in a disentangled way. A six-member panel headed by Dr Suhas Pednekar, vice-chancellor of Mumbai University, has been framed to give suggestions about how to conduct examinations.

Tamil Nadu: Reports said a gathering of all vice-chancellors of the state colleges was met on Satur day to talk about the modalities of the last year assessments. Up until now, it has been concluded that the exams will be led altogether online. A couple of centres can be organized understudies without Internet access. The colleges are supportive of keeping the questions objective type.

West Bengal: Universities are awaiting state guideline in this regard. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said the exams will be held in October before Durga Puja. However, it’s not clear whether UGC will allow any extension of the current deadline.

New Delhi: With the Supreme Court maintaining UGC mandate that all last year examinations (school and colleges) ought to be finished by September 30, state governments are currently arranging how to lead the examinations — the mode, sort of inquiries and so forth. Bihar, Assam, Odisha and part of Madhya Pradesh are reeling under the flood circumstance.

Several states opposed to the UGC directive of completing final year examinations before September as it will expose lakhs of students to the COVID-19 threat since not all universities, colleges and students have the online infrastructure. But the apex court has upheld UGC directive and said students can’t be graduate without final year exams. The states, at the most, can appeal to the UGC seeking some relaxations but all states will have to conduct final year examinations.

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