The Supreme Court on today held in its judgment that final year examination for college/university students have to be held as per the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) guidelines by 30 September. The apex court said that the states must hold examinations to promote students but the states can postpone examinations under the Disaster Management Act, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, and they can consult the UGC to fix fresh dates.
In its revised guidelines, the UGC mandated that all final year exams be conducted amid the COVID-19 pandemic while following the Standard Operating Procedure.
Supreme Court had earlier reserved its judgement on whether final-year degree examinations at universities should be held before September 30 in accordance with the UGC guidelines.
The Congress, meanwhile, will hold countrywide protests on today to oppose the government’s decision to hold NEET 2020, JEE Main exams during the pandemic.