UGC to Supreme Court : Final year exams can be postponed, not cancelled

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New Delhi : The Apex Court on Tuesday heard the plea challenging UGC guidelines. UGC clear its stand and stated that final year exams cannot be cancelled, but if states want it can be postponed.

As per UGC guidelines, Universities need to conduct final exams by 30 September. Supreme Court and SG Tushar Mehta observe the points and agreed to postponed the exams. He also added that UGC will not issue degrees if exams not happen.

UGC also represented arguments on UGC Act which shows power to take decisions in such circumstances. State disaster management act do not overrule UGC guidelines and states cannot take decision to cancel exams.

Supreme court ugc guidelines

The Court has recorded all the final arguments. SG also remarked that “The students are 21-22 year olds. Can you really believe that they will not be going out ?”.

Supreme Court vedict on UGC Guidelines

Supreme Court have asked all counsels to submit a short note in 3 days. The bench will observe the situation, analyse all arguments and then come to a final conclusion.

Supreme Court has reserved its order in the UGC Case. It has also stated that interventions are not permitted.

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