The University Grants Commission has issued a notice asking all the universities not to conduct offline exams in May and asked to decide on conducting online exams after assessing local conditions. The Notice by UGC is made available on the official website that is ugc.ac.in. The commission stressed in its letter to all universities and colleges that during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of everyone is most important as directed
The Conduct of Online exams is allowed only if, universities ensure they are prepared in all respects and adhere to the directions and guidelines issued by the Central Government, state governments, the Education Ministry, and the UGC.
- Education Ministry had directed all centrally-funded institutions (IITs, NITs, IIITs, Central Universities, etc) not to conduct offline exams in May.
- Decisions on Examinations will be reviewed again in the first week of June 2021.
- Physical Gathering to be avoided in the Campuses at all times.
The UGC Notice states, “Keeping in view the current scenario of COVID-19, it is requested that Higher Education Institutions may keep the offline examinations in abeyance during May to avoid physical gathering at the campuses and also provide much-needed relief to students, faculty, and staff.”
UGC Tells Universities To Postpone All Offline Exams In May, Online Exams Can Be Conducted
No offline exams in May: UGC to universities
UGC, in its letter regarding keeping offline examinations in abeyance during May 2021, said, “Keeping in view the current scenario of COVID-19, it is requested that Higher Education Institutions may keep the offline examinations in abeyance during May 2021 to avoid physical gathering at the campuses and also to provide much-needed relief to the students, faculty, and staff who are presently occupied in fighting COVID-19 in one way or other.”