UGC to recommend scrapping final year exams for colleges, universities

New Delhi: University Grants Commission (UGC) panel to revisit the guidelines for university and colleges exams has decided to recommend scrapping the final year examinations, too, according to reports.

A formal announcement about the decision will be conveyed in the next few days, adds the report.

As per the earlier guidelines, the Commission had recommended to do away with the intermediate examinations but had asked universities to conduct the final year/semester examinations.

According to the revised guidelines, as per the MHRD sources, universities and colleges would grade the students based on performance in previous years or semesters and internal assessments.

MHRD had formed a panel to issue revised guidelines due to the large number of institutions expressing inability to conduct final year exams due to the COVID-19 situation.

At least four states - Maharashtra, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana - have taken a decision to cancel the university and college exams in their state including the final year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students have flooded the social media requesting the government to cancel all the exams or to postpone them. Asianet Online