The University Grants Commission (UGC) has released fresh data on the responses it has received from universities on conducting final-year examinations. Around 194 universities have conducted the final year examination, while 366 are planning to.
UGC has said that it has received responses from 755 universities with regard to conduct of examination in response to UGC exam-related guidelines, issued on July 6.
“Out of the 755 Universities, 560 Universities have either conducted the examination or are planning to conduct,” reads a statement issued by UGC.
The July 6 guidelines made it compulsory for all universities to hold exams. However, six states, including Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are against holding exams and a parents’ organisation, All India Parents Association, is planning to sue the UGC in Supreme Court.
“Examinations are an integral part of the education system and…measure students’ learning, knowledge, skills and other competencies,” said the UGC in its statement. The performance in examinations contributes to merit, lifelong credibility, wider global acceptability for admissions, scholarships, awards, placements, and better future prospects.”
Earlier, On July 16, UGC issued a similar statement saying that it has received responses from 640 universities, out of which 182 universities have already conducted the examination in the on-line or off-line mode. While 234 are planning to conduct the examination in online or offline or blended mode in the month of August and September.