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Supreme Court Issues A Notice To UGC On Conduction Final Year Exams

UGC GUIDELINES FOR FINAL YEAR EXAMS TO BE QUESTIONED IN SUPREME COURT
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The Supreme Court on Monday is set to hear petitions challenging the UGC guidelines, which made it mandatory for universities to conduct their final year exams by September 30. Earlier on July 7, the UGC had said the end-term examination for all final-year students would have to be mandatorily held by the end of September 2020, in offline or online mode.

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the UGC, on a batch of pleas challenging its guidelines, making completion of final year university exams mandatory by September 30. The matter will next be heard on July 31. The petitions were heard by a three-judge bench of the top court, comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah. The plea was filed by 31 students across several universities in India. The students, in their petition, had challenged the UGC guidelines for being arbitrary as it would compel students to appear for exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. A M Singhvi, who is appearing for Dubey, had submitted that the guidelines of UGC were unworkable and harsh.
He submitted that many states like Maharashtra and West Bengal have strongly objected to the conduct of exams amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Appearing for UGC, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that 394 universities, out of the 818 in India are in the process of completing exams. 209 out of the 818 have already finished with exams. 35 universities have not yet reached the final year.

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Appearing in the petition collectively filed by 31 students, Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, urged the top court to stay the guidelines. He highlighted that more than 50,000 cases of coronavirus were reported recently on a single day.

The cancellation of exams for final year students was the genesis of all the petitions.

They have submitted that forcing students to appear in the final year exams on September 30, 2020, is an outright violation of the Right to Life, enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution.

The UGC, on July 7, had said that it is mandatory to conduct the exams of final year students, in an offline or online mode, by the end of September.

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