L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta
L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta
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[UGC Guidelines] Supreme Court to hear tomorrow pleas challenging UGC Guidelines mandating Final-Year University Exams by September end

The petitioners have sought to quash the July 6 circular of the UGC whereby all universities all across India have been asked to wrap up final year or final term examinations before September 30.

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A two-Judge Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta will hear tomorrow the plea by 31 students across India seeking the cancellation of final year university exams, which the UGC had directed to be conducted by September end (Praneeth K & Ors vs UOI).

One among the 31 petitioners is COVID-19 positive. The petitioners have urged that the planned examinations be cancelled in the interest of justice for the students as the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise.

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