The University Grants Commission (UGC) said it has given the universities ample of time and options to conduct the university exams, the cancellations of exams will not be in the best interest of the students. The UGC said that conducting the exams will be in the long term interest of the students.
The UGC stated that due to the pandemic even the best universities across the world are conducting the examinations in the online mode and not awarding any certificates without conducting any assessment.
The UGC had earlier released a set of guidelines for the universities in April 2020 which were revised in July 2020 for the exams to be conducted from July to September 2020. The UGC has however directed all the higher education institutions to conduct the semester and term exams either in the offline or online mode or in a combination of both.
According to the guidelines issued by the UGC, the first and second-year students have been exempted from the exams and instead will be assessed based on the previous semester examinations and internal assessments.
State that the UGC expert committee has issued inclusive guidelines, UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain has clarified that the examinations must be conducted and the UGC issued broader guidelines and decisions for conducting the exams have to be taken up by the universities.