JUDGMENT DAY: Whether Exams will be conducted as per UGC Guidelines: LIVE from Supreme Court
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JUDGMENT DAY: Whether Exams will be conducted as per UGC Guidelines: LIVE from Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is dictating its judgment in a batch of petitions challenging the revised guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) mandating the conduct of final year exams by September 30.

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The Supreme Court will pronounce today its judgment in a batch of petitions challenging the revised guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) mandating the conduct of final year exams by September 30.

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In its revised guidelines, the UGC has mandated that all final year exams be conducted by September end, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, while following the Standard Operating Procedure.

On August 18, the Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subshash Reddy, and MR Shah had reserved its judgment in the matter after a detailed hearing spanning over two days.

To read a summary on what happened during the hearing, click here.

The Bench assembles. Order being pronounced.

BREAKING: States cannot promote students without holding exams.

If any State has taken a decision that it is not possible to hold exams, we grant them liberty to approach the UGC to seek an extension of the deadline.

The decision by State of Maharashtra under the Disaster Management Act to not hold exams shall prevail.

State cannot promote students without final year examination: Supreme Court

Deadline can be altered by the State but Exam will be held

JUDGMENT:

  • Exams are mandatory.

  • Not compulsory to hold Exams before September 30.

  • States can ask UGC for extension.

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