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Final Year Students to Appear for End Semester Exam by September End: UGC

G Plus News | July 07, 2020 13:52 hrs

The University Grants Commission has decided against the cancellation of final semester exams for all students passing out this year of higher educational institutions.

The UGC has issued revised guidelines on examinations and academic calendars for the Universities in view of COVID-19 Pandemic based on the report of the Committee.

In April 2020, the University Grants Commission constituted an Expert Committee to deliberate and make recommendations regarding the issues related to Examinations and Academic Calendar. 

The Expert Committee was requested by the UGC to revisit the Guidelines and suggest options for examinations, admissions in the Universities and Colleges, and also for the beginning of the new academic session as the number of COVID cases is still increasing. 

The committee made decisions to safeguard the principles of health, safety, fair and equal opportunity for students while ensuring academic credibility, career opportunities, and future progress of students globally. 

For Final Year Students: Universities and colleges have been asked to conduct examinations for final year students either online or offline by September end.

For Final Year Students with Backlogs: Final year students having backlog should compulsorily be evaluated by conducting examinations, either online or offline or blended (a combination of online and offline exams).

Those who are unable to appear for the same must be given the opportunity to reappear for a special examination at the convenience of students so that there is no disadvantage on the students’ side. The same, however, will only be applicable for the current academic session 2019-20 as a one-time measure. 

Earlier, UGC had released an academic calendar for such institutions in April and prescribed that exams are conducted between July 1 to 15 and the results of the same would be released by the end of this month.


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