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The Supreme Court is hearing the challenge to the University Grants Commission's (UGC) July 6 guidelines mandating the conduct of final year/ terminal semester university exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the last hearing, the Court had asked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to clarify its stand on the issue.
The Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah is hearing the matter.
The Delhi Government has informed the Court that it would not hold final year exams in state Universities.
Earlier, the Maharashtra Government also told the Court that the State Disaster Management Authority on July 13 had resolved to not conduct examinations in the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, UGC did not budge from its initial stand and stated that exams must be conducted by September 30.
Live updates from the hearing today will be featured on this page.