New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserve orders on the plea challenging UGC guidelines to conduct final year exams. The apex court is likely to announce verdict on Monday.
Supreme Court in the last hearing gave time of 3 days to all concerned parties to file short note on final arguments. Advocate Alok Srivastava have already submitted the note but other lawyers have not yet confirmed.
UGC Guidelines Challenged
UGC released its revised guidelines on July 6, putting students life in danger amid covid 19. The guidelines mandate universities across the nation to conduct final year exams.
UGC also stated that degrees will not be issued if exams were cancelled. The senior officials supporting UGC Decision raises several questions in the mind of students. HRD Ministry clear its point on final year exams and explained the need of exams.
Supreme Court to decide on Final year exams
Along with the increase in Coronavirus cases, there are several other issues which also need to keep in mind. Many states are effected due to floods and Amphan. Various Colleges have been transformed to shelter.
States like Odissa, Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka and many other are not in position to conduct exams. On the other hand, New Delhi and Punjab are also against UGC guidelines.
UGC suggestion to Supreme Court
SG Tushar Mehta on the behalf of UGC told Supreme court in the last hearing that it is not possible for the authorities to cancel exams. But if states wants, UGC can postpone the deadline for conducting exams.
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