Cancel Final Year Exams! Unhappy with revised UGC Guidelines, students take to twitter
A day after UGC released its revised guidelines, students took to twitter to protest against the conduct of final year examination. The final year examination as per revised guidelines would be conducted by the end of September this year across the nation.
Students who would be appearing for the final year examination are unhappy with the revised guidelines of UGC and have raised questions on their protection against the virus in this pandemic if they appear for the exam. Twitter has been flooded with posts on #cancelfinalyearexam and #studentslivesmatter, while making it on top trends of the day.
From sharing memes to raising concerns about their health, students have tagged UGC, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in their tweets. Ruchi Gupta, AICC Secretary & National in-charge of NSUI in her tweet said, “This decision will lead to mindless extended uncertainty for no discernable benefit. If IIT Bombay can cancel final year exams and extrapolate from previous assessments, why can’t other univs? Education much more than exams and this narrow-minded view will endanger student health.”
As per revised UGC guidelines, universities/institutions may conduct the final year exam by end of September and can opt for pen and paper mode or online mode or can combine both as per the feasibility and suitability. Moreover, the guidelines regarding the intermediate semesters remain the same as per guidelines released on April 29, 2020.