The Supreme Court will resume its case and final year exams challenging the UGC guidelines. The trial is set to begin at 11 a.m. today, and the court plans to continue the hearing on the University Grants Commission and their exam guidelines.
According to the UGC Guidelines, all final year students are required to take final exams this year, and intermediate semesters students will pass on internal assessment and achievement in previous semesters.
UGC final term exam guidelines- Supreme Court begins hearing on UGC appeals against deadline guidelines
Recently, a group of 31 students from various states in Bihar, Assam and Uttar Pradesh filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the UGC guidelines and demanding the cancellation of the final year exams for final year students.
Students feel that it is unfair for students to conduct exams during the global epidemic, and they want to cancel last year’s exams at most colleges this September.
Details of the last hearing
During the last hearing on the matter, attorneys representing the students presented a number of factors for the cancellation of final examinations. Students who have applied for UGC Guidelines are from Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, Karnataka and other states.
Running tests during the ongoing Kovid-19 pandemic puts students at risk, as many students have to travel by theirs. It was also suggested that the classes were disrupted.
The hearing was adjourned to August 18, 2020, and the Supreme Court will issue a final ruling on the matter today. Students are confident that the court will issue a ruling in their favor and cancel the tests.