UGC Guidelines 2020: Hearing in Supreme Court today regarding final year examinations in universities

UGC Guidelines 2020: Hearing in the Supreme Court on the petition filed against the guidelines issued by the UGC on July 6 for the final year examination of the university will be heard in the Supreme Court and it is expected that the final year exams of the university will be conducted by 30 September. or not.

The petitioner’s side is hearing this matter before a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan. Earlier on August 14, the bench had fixed the date of August 18 for hearing the matter. During the hearing on August 14, Senior Advocate Shyam Dewan, while appearing for the petitioners, has told the apex court that the health of the students of the final year is as important as the students of other batches.

Senior advocate Shyam Dewan said that at this time students are facing problems related to transportation and communication and many colleges in Maharashtra have been made quarantine centers.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for another petitioner, said that not all colleges in the country can have the same facility. Classes have not even been conducted in many colleges. Before the cancellation of the examinations, the governments of Delhi and Maharashtra had consulted the VC of their universities, who said that many students are not even able to give digital examinations.

Singhvi said the UGC guidelines of April 15, May 1 and June 29, understood the seriousness of the pandemic of Kovid-19 and that universities were allowed to conduct examinations or not. But now that the cases of Corona virus Kovid-19 are very high, how can UGC make it mandatory to conduct the examination, even when the colleges have not been studied.

UGC has kept this side :

Earlier in its affidavit, the UGC had said that the final year examination has a very important role in the career of the students and the state governments cannot say that in the wake of the Kovid-19 epidemic, they should tell the universities and colleges by the end of September 30 Its July 6 guidelines are not binding. The UGC said that its guidelines issued on July 6 are based on the recommendation of experts and this decision has been taken after much deliberation. The UGC said that this claim is wrong that according to the guidelines issued on July 6, it is not possible to conduct the examination.