UGC Guidelines 2020 LIVE Updates: High Probability For Cancellation Of University Exams As Several States Decide To Snub Varsity Test
Source :ABP NEWS
UGC Guidelines 2020 LIVE Updates: Several universities including DU OBE, CCSU, AKTU, GNDU, CSJM, DTU & MGSU await the decision of University Grants Commission on whether or not to conduct the final year examinations amid growing concern over coronavirus pandemic.
Gujarat Technical University, GTU final year students have written to University Grants Commission, UGC, demanding to declare result based on previous semester marks or based on merit.
It is to be noted that students across the country have been demanding the cancelation of exams due to safety concerns as the cases of Coronavirus across the country keep on rising. Earlier, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank had asked the UC to revisit the guidelines issued for intermediate and terminal semester examinations for university and colleges. It also asked the body to review the academic calendar.
All College University Exams Cancelled In Rajasthan
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot announced on Saturday that all university exams will be cancelled in the state in view of Coronavirus spread.
Exams to be cancelled?
Several media reports have said that there is a strong probability for the final year examinations of universities to be cancelled, keeping in view the rapidly rising coronavirus cases and to keep up with the social distancing norms.
What earlier UGC guidelines stated
Earlier, the UGC had said that the final semester exams will be conducted in July. It recommended that intermediate semester students may either be evaluated on the basis of internal assessment or in states where the pandemic situation has normalised.
States that have announced cancellation of vasrity exams so far
Lucknow University and AKTU had also canceled exams
Lucknow University and AKTU University, both in Uttar Pradesh, have cancelled their exams scheduled to be conducted in the month of July. Now the university will await the UGC’s guidelines regarding the exams before taking any further steps. Lucknow University was scheduled to begin its final year exams from July 7 and AKTU was scheduled to begin its semester exams from July 16.
Punjab cancels all university exams
CM Amarinder Singh announced cancellation of all exams in a FB Live session. The Universities will have an option to go ahead with their planned online exams if they choose to, a report by NDTV has stated. He said that students will be evaluated based on their past performance and promoted.
Punjab has been added to the growing list of states announcing the cancellation of its university exams including the final year