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UGC Guidelines for Universities in the view of covid-19 pandemic

UGC Guidelines for University Likely To Announce On Its Website

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UGC Guidelines for University  

The University Grants Commission (UGC) will very soon give final verdict regarding the university exams to students. UGC primarily will take a decision on whether or not to conduct the final year/semester examinations of intermediate, undergraduate and postgraduate students.  This will put an end to the long-awaited suspense for students. Students however are in dilemma over examinations since last week.

Media Reports 

Media is playing a great role in helping students to come out of the suspense. Previously media reports said, the UGC guidelines will release in the first week of July 2020, but, nothing great happened. But, now expects to release in a day or two the fresh guidelines of UGC.

According to a media report, a panel is set up by UGC, in which Haryana University vice-chancellor R C Kuhad is heading, it binds to revise the guidelines and come up with alternative options.

Students Demand

The students’ demand across the country, however, is for the cancellation of exams owing to safety concerns. Alarmingly, the cases of Coronavirus across the country are on the rise.

Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister had asked UGC to revise the guidelines and academic calendar of University 2020. Students appearing in intermediate and terminal semester examinations of university and colleges will get the crystal clear definite solution.

UGC Final Decision 

University Grants Commissions (UGC), very soon will announce the final decision with regards to the conduction of the pending University and College Exams 2020 in the near future. However, so far UGC has not come out with the revise guidelines. However, the destiny of lakhs of university and college students is in the midpoint.

UGC Guidelines for University: Several Universities Await

Several universities including AKTU, GNDU, DU OBE, CCSU, CSJM, DTU & MGSU are waiting for the decision of University Grants Commission. Universities are not able to decide to conduct or not the final year examinations due to coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, UGC may release the fresh guidelines and academic calendar today (July 6, 2020).

Website to Check Guidelines for University 

All universities and colleges expect that UGC will soon declare the guidelines regarding the final year or semester exams by today. UGC will release the guidelines at its official website ugc.ac.in

UGC is liable to release today (July 6, 2020), the revise guidelines for the final year/semester exams for universities and academic calendar for the academic year 2020-2021.

Many States Reacted Prior to UGC Guidelines for University

Many states have already cancelled exams and formulated ways of marking students on the basis of previous semester marks. While some are awaiting the fresh UGC guidelines, to promote the students.

Before the UGC guidelines, Rajasthan and Punjab State Government’s announced the cancellation of university and college exams in the state. Looking to the above states, a total of seven more states announced officially the cancellation of the semester of final year exams for college and university students. Other states are – Maharashtra (one of the worst affected cases of COVID-19), West Bengal, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha.

However, some private universities are continuing the online examinations in these States.

UGC Guidelines for University Likely To Announce On Its Website

West Bengal Action 

Beforehand, West Bengal Government declared the cancellation of all college and university level exams in the state for interim semester students. But, the method of evaluation was not clear to students. Students approached West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, in quest of more clarity on evaluation strategy.

MG University, Kerala Cancels Exams in Thiruvananthapuram

In consequence with Kerala Government undergoing a triple lockdown within the municipal corporation limits of Thiruvananthapuram, the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala agrees to postpone the semester or college and university exams for students from the Thiruvananthapuram district. The triple lockdown happens to declare by Kerala Government on Sunday (July 05, 2020), on behalf of a significant spike in the COVID-19 cases in the city.

Rajasthan Govt Cancels Final Semester Exams

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, prior to the release of UGC guidelines, took the self decision on Saturday (July 4, 2020), and announced the cancellation of all pending exams at universities, colleges and technical institutions for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Punjab Cancels Pending College and University Exams

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh announced the exam cancellation at the weekend (July 04, 2020). Further CM said, his government has decided to cancel all the pending university and college-level exams for undergraduate and postgraduate level students in the state. The government took the decision after assessing all the parameters, including the logistical feasibility of holding the exams and the safety of the students. However, the state government allows universities to hold online exams, which are currently in the process without any interruption.

Lucknow University and AKTU too Cancelled Exams prior to UGC Guidelines for University

Both the UP universities; Lucknow University and AKTU University, cancels the exams of the students, which was scheduled to be conducted in the month of July 2020. But, now the university will wait for the UGC’s guidelines regarding the exams before proceeding further. Previously, Lucknow University exams were scheduled to begin its final year exams from July 7, 2020, and AKTU was scheduled to begin its semester exams from July 16, 2020.

Gujarat Technical University

The final year students of Gujarat Technical University, GTU writes to University Grants Commission, UGC, demanding to declare result based on previous semester marks or based on merit.

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