[Breaking] States cannot promote students without holding final year exams, may approach UGC seeking extension of deadline: Supreme Court

The Bench held today that the decision taken by the State of Maharashtra to cancel exams amid the pandemic under the Disaster Management Act shall prevail.
UGC and Supreme Court
UGC and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today held that state governments will not be allowed to promote students without holding final year university examinations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, the Court gave states the discretion to approach the University Grants Commission (UGC) for an extension of the deadline by which final year exams should be completed.

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