Apex Court upholds UGC decision to hold final year university exams

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the University Grants Commission's (UGC) circular, directing varsities to conduct final year exams by September 30.

The UGC circular had mandated universities to conduct the final term exams in all affiliated universities by the end of September amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The bench had said it will also decide whether the states will have power under the Disaster Management Act to postpone the final examination till the COVID-19 situation normalises.

The hearing was concluded on August 18.

Last week, the state governments of Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal and Odisha had urged the top court to direct the UGC to defer the final year examinations as the lives of lakhs of university students could be jeopardised due to the pandemic.

 

 

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