Degrees invalid if no exams held: UGC

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 10

The Univesity Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday questioned earlier than the Supreme Court the selections taken by governments of Maharashtra and and Delhi to cancel final-year examinations of state universities in view of Covid-19, saying they went towards the principles.

“Not holding examinations will not be in students’ interest as their degrees may not be recognised if the states would act unilaterally and cancel final-year examinations in violation of UGC norms,” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the UGC, advised a Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan.

Opposing the selections of Delhi and Maharashtra Governments to cancel final-year examinations, Mehta argued that the UGC was the one physique that might prescribe guidelines for conferring a level and the state governments couldn’t change the principles. The prime court docket had earlier already refused to remain the UGC’s resolution.

As Mehta stated UGC wish to reply to the affidavits filed by Delhi and Maharashtra, the Bench posted the petitions difficult the UGC’s directive to conduct college examinations by September 30 for additional listening to on August 14.

Petitioners contended the July 6 UGC guideline for holding final-year examinations have been unlawful.

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