University Grants Commission, UGC is expected to released revised Guidelines 2020 for the examinations of final year students.
Ahead of the declaration, Ministry of Home Affairs has given its consent to conduct the examinations. In the letter, MHA has said that the ‘final term examinations’ are to be mandatory. This notice, ahead of the much anticipated UGC Guidelines for Exams 2020 sets the tone for what can be expected.
MHA, in a leter sent to the Union Higher Education Secretary, has given its consent to conduct examinations by Universities and intitustions.
The official notice released reads, ‘the final Term Examinations are to be compulsorily conducted as per the UGC Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities; and as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) approved by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.’
With the notice released, the hopes of many students who were expected UGC to cancel the final year examinatons would be dampened. With the Corornavirus cases rising across the country at a rapid rate, the students have been anciosuly seeking redressal of their requests and asking the HRD Ministry to cancel the final year examinations as well.
Considering the requests made by the students HRD Minister last week asked UGC to review the examinations guidelines which were released in May.
The UGC Exam Guidelines in May had asked for the conduct the examination for the terminal semester examination. The varsities across the country have already cancelled the 1st and 2nd year or intermediate semester examinations.