New Delhi : The Supreme Court heard the plea challenging UGC Guidelines today. The apex court have recorded the submissions of all the lawyers on UGC Guidelines.
Adv vishvanathan stated that UGC guidelines divide poor and reach students. Many students don’t have study material, laptops and internet facility. Adv Datta from Yuva Sena has also excellently played in the court today.
Adv Dutta informed the court that UGC has not answered or have mentioned about public health. AG of West Bengal and Odissa also submitted their final arguments.
They informed the apex court that due to increase in covid cases, floods and amphan. The state cannot conduct final year exams. They have also explained the the structure of grading.
Lawyers said there is no difference between final years and intermediate years. It is not easy to grade 2nd semester student on the basis of previous semesters, but is highly practical to grade final years on last 5 semesters.
At last. SG Tushar Mehta from UGC submitted that DMA and SDMA don’t have any right to overrule UGC guidelines. UGC can increase the date if universities want and they cannot conduct exams till 30 september, but cannot cancel exams.
Cancelling exams is against the educational standards of our country, he added. The hearing was disrupted for 5 minutes due to internet connection. The bench have recorded all final arguments.
The apex court have asked all counsels to submit a short note within 3 days. The case has been closed. Judgement for this will be pronounced after submitting notes by counsels.