UGC issues guidelines for Universities over conducting exams

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UGC issues guidelines

In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has informed the heads of the different universities to make arrangements for students to take up online internships or activities in the digital mode.

The UGC has made it clear that the guidelines issued are advisory in nature and the universities are to plan their activities accordingly keeping in mind the safety and interest of the students.

The circular issued is available on the official website –

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The guidelines issued by the UGC provide a framework for the internship and other related initiatives of the UGC.

The Guidelines issued by the UGC have also asked the universities to adopt efficient and innovative methods of conducting examinations by reducing the duration of the examinations from 3 hours to 2 hours.

The Higher Education Authority has also added that the universities and colleges are to take the following measures for the internship and other related activities keeping in mind the present situation of COVID-19 lockdown across the country.

According to the UGC Guidelines issued last week it has been stated that the term examinations will be conducted in July 2020 while the intermediate semester students will be graded based on the internal assessment of the present and previous semesters.

The notification has also added that the college session for the already enrolled students will begin in August 2020 while the fresh batch of students will begin classes from September 2020.

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