The University Grants Commission (UGC) has currently left the decision regarding the examinations to the universities. The UGC has taken this step keeping in mind the Corona crisis in the country. Universities will be able to take examinations or decide to promote the students directly, given the local conditions. In the situation so far, most of the universities have started preparing to promote all the students in the next classes without exams except the final year.
The UGC has clearly said that if there is any inconvenience to any university, then they will be given the necessary guidelines.
In the meantime, universities have begun preparing to promote first and second-year students of graduation by awarding marks based on internal assessments or previous year’s performance. Also, a plan is being made to conduct final year examinations in July-August.
However, any decision regarding final year examinations will be taken after reviewing the condition of corona infection in the first week of June. According to UGC Secretary Dr. Rajneesh Jain, universities are autonomous institutions. In such a situation, they have the right to take any decision at their level regarding examinations and academic sessions etc.
Let me tell you that there was a lot of controversy about the university exams last year. Many states challenged the imperative of conducting UGC final year examinations. Later, the whole case also went to the Supreme Court. After which the court said it was necessary for all universities to follow the UGC directives.