Won’t alter determination on final-year exams: UGC to apex court docket


New Delhi, July 30

Refusing to relent on the September 30 deadline for conducting final-year exams in universities and schools, the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court (SC) that the choice was taken after “due deliberation by taking into account all relevant factors”.

In an affidavit filed within the prime court docket, the UGC mentioned the choice was taken to “protect the academic future of students” by maintaining in thoughts their well being and security.

The affidavit has been filed in response to petitions in opposition to the UGC’s July 6 tips to carry closing exams amid the Covid pandemic

A Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, which had earlier requested the UGC to spell out its stand on petitions filed by college students from throughout India, would take up the matter for listening to on Friday. — TNS



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