NEW DELHI: JUNE 24, The Union Cabinet Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD), Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has instructed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to revise the guidelines of semester examinations including final year for all universities.
The final year examination of all universities would have been conducted in July-August 2020, however, during this pandemic students will be exposed to the disease.
Will Final Year University Examinations be scrapped?
The Union MHRD Minister has directed UGC to consider health first while issuing fresh exam guidelines for university examinations. The final decision for scrapping university examinations for final year students is awaited from UGC.
Read the tweet by Union MHRD Minister:
I have advised the @ugc_india to revisit the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and Terminal Semester examinations and academic calendar. The foundation for revisited guidelines shall be health and safety students, teachers and staff.
Rising Demand to Scrap Final Year Examination
The Corona times have exposed the sensitive side of the Indian education system, as students all across the country are demanding to scrap final year examinations.
UGC Committee Response to Scrapping Final Year Examinations
Various sources trending on twitter have shared that UGC Panel, headed by R C Kuhad, VC Haryana University suggested that final year examinations of most universities are likely to be cancelled as students will be exposed to Coronavirus.
However, there is no official source stating “no exams for final year students” that can confirm this news.
Union MHRD Minister, Dr Pokhriyal along with UGC committee, CBSE Chairperson, NTA Chairperson and other education authorities are analysing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on education in India.