Apex courtroom: Pupils should take final-year examination for promotion

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 28

Students can’t be promoted with out holding final-year examinations by September 30, as fastened by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Supreme Court dominated at this time.

Edit: Final-year exams heading in the right direction

“The state and university cannot promote the students in the final year/terminal semester without holding final-year/terminal examination,” a three-judge Bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan stated, refusing to quash the UGC’s July 6 revised pointers.

Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM

‘Weighing options’

I’ve informed our Education Minister to look into the opportunity of holding final-year exams earlier than Durga Puja… We are simply saying the pandemic can put lives of scholars in danger.

The prime courtroom made it clear that the UGC’s July 6 pointers can’t be ignored as simply being an advisory.

However, it dominated {that a} state catastrophe administration authority can postpone final-year examinations beneath the National Disaster Management Act. But in such a scenario, recent dates must be labored out in session with the UGC, it added.

For any exemption from the UGC pointers, states must search permission from the fee, stated the Bench, which had earlier refused to remain the UGC’s July 6 round on the problem.

Apart from some college students, Yuva Sena, the youth wing of the Shiv Sena, and governments of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha and Delhi had questioned the UGC’s July 6 round asking universities to conduct final-year examinations by September 30.

These states maintained that college students could possibly be promoted with out examination in view of the extraordinary scenario because of the Covid-19 pandemic. On behalf of the UGC, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had argued that universities can search extension of the deadline however they’ll’t take a choice to confer levels with out holding examinations.

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