Recently, UGC (the University Grants Commission) has released a fresh set of guidelines. On the same, the Supreme Court is expected to hear a plea. The petition opposing the final-exams throughout the nation has been filed by 31 students from 13 states and 1 union territory. Out of these 13 students, one is a COVID-19 patient.
The petition demands to cancel the final year examinations in universities throughout the nation. Also, the petition has been presented as a written request in front of the authorities to announce results on the basis of overall past performance, previous mark sheets, and internal assessments submitted.
Via the filed petition, the 13 students have been urged to hand over the degrees and mark sheets to the respective students by 31st July 2020. With this, the students also requested the supreme court to set-up a CBSE like the academic format where dissatisfied students get another chance to give exams and get better scores.
To highlight the petition filed by these students, India TV spoke to Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, HRD Minister. To this, Pokhriyal said that his ministry has been keeping a close watch on all the received suggestions. He assured that he, along with his team, will be looking into each one of those with concern.
The new guidelines were challenged by Aaditya Thackeray, Yuva Sena President, and Maharashtra Cabinet Minister. Showcasing his concern towards the same, he has requested the Supreme Court to allow all universities to share their plans of action for each terminal semester or year based on the conditions in their states. This suggestion has been presented to ensure some relief for the students.
During the hearing, the UGC presented the new guidelines affirming not to allow internal assessments to evaluate final-year students’ performance as if done; it will be a question on the UGC’s credibility.
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Source: India TV News