Amidst the ongoing controversy over the final year exams across the country, the Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its judgement on a batch of pleas challenging University Grants Commission's (UGC) July 6 circular.
Several pleas were filed in the Apex Court seeking cancellation of final term examination in view of COVID-19 situation.
It has been hearing the pleas regarding the final year exams. The cases filed by students as well as Yuva Sena and Law Students were considered.
Yesterday, The union minister of education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the decision by the UGC to carry out final year examinations has been taken while keeping in mind the future of students.
“The decision has been taken keeping the future of students in mind. It was done so that students do not face any difficulty in future. The universities have been given the option of conducting the examination in online, offline or blended mode,” he said during his interaction with the Vice-Chancellors of different universities.
Pokhriyal said the New Education Policy will strengthen India’s position as a leader on the global stage.
On July 6, the UGC issued exam-related guidelines asking universities to complete the final year, final semester examination by September end in offline, online or blended mode.
Several petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court of India challenging the guidelines and seeking cancellation of final year exams.
(With inputs from PTI)