UGC guidelines on intermediate semester exams advisory, State has discretion to not conduct exams during pandemic: Karnataka HC

As per the July 10 government order, students of intermediate semesters shall be promoted to the next semester based on internal evaluation marks and their performance in the previous year.
UGC guidelines on intermediate semester exams advisory, State has discretion to not conduct exams during pandemic: Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court recently dismissed a petition challenging a government order on evaluation of intermediate semester students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

While doing so, the Court held that the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines on conduct of intermediate semester exams at universities were advisory in nature, and that the state government had the discretion to decide whether or not to allow the conduct of these exams during the pandemic.

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