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In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak, University Grants Commission (UGC) is all set to revise the examination guidelines for Final Semester Exams to be held by Colleges and Universities.

The change in the UGC’s stand with regards to holding University Exams, especially for Final Semester comes following concerns raised by several educational institutions, students and parents about their safety and highlighting the risk of contracting Coronavirus during examinations.

A panel appointed by the regulator has also recommended cancellation of all examinations, be it for terminal semester students or for final year students in the light of increasing Coronavirus cases in the country.

Also read: UGC permits top 100 universities to start online courses

The committee headed by Haryana University vice-chancellor R C Kuhad, was appointed earlier in the month to identify ways of assessing university students in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. This committee has recommended that instead of holding examinations, students should be evaluated on the basis of their previous semester examinations and internal assessments instead.

The committee in its report has said that as per the UGC guidelines issued in April, all higher education institutions, including colleges and universities, were to hold the Final Semester Exams for their students in the month of July 2020.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I have advised the <a href=”https://twitter.com/ugc_india?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@ugc_india</a> to revisit the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and Terminal Semester examinations and academic calendar. The foundation for revisited guidelines shall be health and safety students, teachers and staff.<a href=”https://twitter.com/PIB_India?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@PIB_India</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/MIB_India?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MIB_India</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/DDNewslive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@DDNewslive</a></p>&mdash; Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DrRPNishank/status/1275737398840709120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>June 24, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

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