The Karnataka High Court is hearing a petition challenging the UGC's directive mandating the conduct of final year examinations by September end this year. The Petitioners are final-year engineering undergraduates at the Bangalore Institute of Technology..Karnataka HC issues notice in plea challenging UGC Guidelines mandating final year exams by September 30.Petitions against the UGC directive to conduct final-year examinations by September end are also pending before the Supreme Court. A similar plea had also been filed before the Bombay High Court. The UGC's stance defending the guidelines before the Bombay High Court was reiterated in the Supreme Court..Live updates of the hearing before the Karnataka High Court today feature on this page..Why online exams cannot be considered when viva is done online? Reasonable Time limit for conducting special exams .These have to be placed on record, Court says.