UGC Exam Guidelines 2020 Live Updates: The UGC has decided that no student is to be awarded the degree without getting the final year education. However, the matter is still going on in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is likely to give a judgement on final year exams 2020 on Wednesday i.e., on August 26.
Earlier, several media reports said the apex court may announce the verdict on the conduct of final year exams as per the UGC guidelines on August 24. But, on Monday, Supreme Court Advocate, Alakh Alok Srivastav said the SC has not pronounced its final order in the case today and notified another update about the decision.
Alakh Alok Srivastava tweeted, “Dear #UGC Final Year friends, Today Supreme Court has NOT pronounced Final Order in our Case. As concerned Bench is not sitting tomorrow, now the Order is likely to come on Wednesday (26th). We are trying to send our request to Hon’ble Court for early Order. Will update again.”
Dear #UGC Final Year friends,
-Today Supreme Court has NOT pronounced Final Order in our Case
-As concerned Bench is not sitting tomorrow, now the Order is likely to come on Wednesday (26th)
-We are trying to send our request to Hon’ble Court for early Order
Will update again
— Alakh Alok Srivastava (@advocate_alakh) August 24, 2020
Everyone must note that the Supreme Court has not confirmed the date of the final judgement, and the said date (August 26) is only tentative.
Over the issue, the UGC had said that if the matter is in the Supreme Court, then it does not mean that the degree will be given without conducting the exam. The UGC had already made it clear in its guidelines that all universities and colleges must complete their final year exam by September 30.
Some people moved the Supreme Court regarding this. The trial in the Supreme Court has been completed, only the verdict remains.
During the hearing in the Supreme Court, the UGC also told the court that degrees cannot be awarded to students without examinations, and therefore the examinations may be postponed, but they cannot be cancelled.
In the court, the UGC stated that it is mandatory for universities across the country to follow the instructions issued by the Commission. Therefore, no State Government can take the decision to cancel the examination against the instructions of the Commission.
Details of UGC Guidelines:
There is no difference in the UGC exam guidelines issued on April 22, 2020 and July 6, 2020.
As per the guidelines of April 22, the UGC gave instructions to hold the examinations till 31 August, while in the guidelines of July 6, the instructions have been given to conduct the examinations till 30 September.
The UGC has directed to conduct the final year exams. UGC took the decision as they felt that learning is a dynamic process and the only way to assess one’s knowledge through the exam.
Demand to cancel the examinations amid COVID-19:
By filing a petition in the Supreme Court against the guidelines mandating final year exams by the UGC, t
Putting stress on the issue of increasing COVID-19 cases with every passing day after filing a petition in the Supreme Court against the UGC guidelines to hold the exam and mandating it for students to appear, students said that the health and life of students will be at high risk if the exams are taking place in such horrifying situation.
Due to this students are seeking to cancel the guidelines of the UGC and declare the result on the basis of the past performance.