Deferring exams will hit the quality of higher education – Said by UGC. University Grants Commission (UGC) said to Bombay high court a Maharashtra government decision to defer final year semester exams for graduate students without holding exams will affect standards of higher education in the country. Follow us to get daily updates.
The University Grants Commission of India (UGC India) is a statutory body set up by the Government of India in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education. It provides recognition to universities in India, and disbursements of funds to such recognized universities and colleges. Without its recognition, no university in India can grant a degree.
UGC to Bombay HC:
UGC stated that, by making the choice below Disaster Management Act, couldn’t override statutory provisions of one other particular act (UGC Act), making it worthless. It stated in view of the evolving scenario of the pandemic, UGC revised pointers offered enough time until September-end to conduct exams by following protocols and pointers and versatile modes of on-line, offline and a mix of each exam.
It offered for the conduct of particular exams as and when possible in order that college students usually are not inconvenienced or at a drawback. “UGC issued such guidelines to protect the academic future of students across the country, which will be irreparably damaged if final year/terminal semester exams are not held, keeping in mind their health and safety.”
UGC Revised Guidelines to hold Final Year Exams:
Earlier, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had said that the final-year university examinations may be conducted by the end of September, either online, offline or through a combination of both. UGC also said that the final-year students who have a backlog should compulsorily be evaluated by conducting examinations in offline (pen & paper)/online/blended (online+offline) mode as per feasibility and suitability.
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