Hearing on final year exam case, SC said- Students cannot decide in whose interest they are

new Delhi. The petition is being heard on Tuesday in the Supreme Court for the postponement of final year examination in universities. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan is hearing this matter. During this time, the Supreme Court has asked the government whether the government can interfere in the direction of the UGC. Along with this, the Supreme Court has also commented that students cannot decide what their interests are. The student is not able to decide this. There is a statutory body in the country for this.

The Supreme Court is hearing a petition challenging the University Grants Commission’s decision to hold the final year examination by the end of September. The case has been listed as the first case before a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan. Before the hearing, the petitioners gave a written reply before the Supreme Court on Monday. It said that UGC’s decision to conduct final year examination is a violation of various provisions of UGC Act and Regulations.

The petitioners, through their written submissions, claimed that the guidelines imposed were as of July 6, 2020, directing all universities to take the final year examination by September 30, a violation of Section 12 of the UGC Act.

On behalf of the petitioners, Senior Advocate DK Datar said that UGC did not talk to the universities before issuing the decree of the exam from 6 July. Around 31 students from various universities across the country have filed petitions in the Supreme Court. In this, they have demanded the cancellation of the revised guidelines issued by the UGC on 6 July.