The Supreme Court today adjourned the plea filed against the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) decision on mandatorily conducting final year examinations till August 10.
UGC had asked all universities to conduct examinations in offline, online, or blended mode by September end.
During the hearing today, the apex court asked UGC to file make the stand of the home affairs ministry (MHA) clear. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for UGC said that the body will file its reply by August 3.
On July 30, UGC had informed the SC that if students are unable to appear for the examinations by September 30, he/she will be given an opportunity to appear at specially conducted exam at a later date.
In June, the Maharashtra government had cited the decision of the state disaster management authority to cancel examinations for all final-year students. However, this was soon superseded by the UGC decision in July to make it compulsory to give examinations.