SC asks Centre to clarify on mandatory final exams

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The Supreme Court of India, sought reply from the Central Government clarifying its stand on the UGC Guidelines that mandates compulsory holding of Final Year Exams 2020 for College and University Students.

 The apex court has asked the Union Home Ministry to clarify its stand on the cancellation of final year exams. In accordance with that, the court has also asked Maharashtra State Government to to submit its decision on cancellation of final year exams under the Disaster Management Act. The court has directed all parties to file their response before next hearing, which is scheduled to be held on 10th August 2020.

In response to the apex court’s direction, the Central Government has informed the court that it will file a reply on the matter latest by Monday. On the same lines, the Central Government has also said that students should prepare for the exams meanwhile, as they are currently not cancelled and will be held in line with UGC’s exam guidelines by 30th September 2020.

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Since its release earlier in July, the UGC’s revised guidelines for Final Year Exams 2020 have come under some serious criticism from several stakeholders. Students and parents have been protesting against holding of Final Year University Exams as it would put lakhs of students at risk of infection of the Coronavirus.

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