University Grants Commission (UGC) may allow higher education institutions to hold the pending semester exams before July. According to reports, the UGC will allow individual varsities and colleges to decide on the exam dates that may be in line with the current prevailing condition in the district or zone.
If favorable conditions prevail, colleges and universities might be able to hold exams even before 1st July 2020. However, UGC has not issued any official notification for the same.
Media reports also claim that UGC Chairman Dr DP Singh has given a statement saying that the academic calendar that was released earlier was suggestive in nature and didn’t enforce the dates during which Final Semester Exams 2020 are to be held.
As per the academic calendar released by UGC earlier, the Final Semester Exams 2020 for university and college students were to be held between 1st to 15th July, 2020.
The report also claims that the UGC has taken this decision to allow greater autonomy to universities and colleges to hold exams before 1st July 2020, after receiving requests for the same from several state governments and universities.
Universities from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have reached out to the regular requesting permission to hold the Semester Exams 2020 in June month.
The request gives rational of academic loss for students and late start to the academic year as prime reason for early holding of the university exams.