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UGC to ask all states to adopt revised guidelines for final year exams

July 9, 2020

The University Grants Commission (UGC) will ask all states to adopt the revised guidelines on the final year exams, even if they had announced cancellation earlier, a senior officer of the higher education regulator said on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development had recently announced that the final year examinations will be held in September. “The terminal semester will be conducted by the universities by the end of September, 2020 in offline (pen and paper) or online or blended (online + offline) mode,” the UGC stated.

UGC Secretary Rajneesh Jain on Wednesday told Rajya Sabha TV that the regulator will ask state governments that had earlier cancelled exams to reconsider their decision. Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh had scrapped examinations. Reagrding the UGC revised guidelines, Jain said, “We have learned that some state governments have announced that examinations will not be held. If we (UGC) have issued guidelines, then all states and all universities will have to adopt it. The states which have made announcements, we will ask them to reconsider it.”

The UGC revised guidelines issued by the MHRD includes wearing masks, gloves as well as disinfection of test centre’s floors, walls, doors and gates.

Source: The Indian Express

Also read: Final year exams should not be mandatory, Maharashtra govt tells MHRD

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