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UGC panel recommends scrapping exams for final year university students

The commission is expected to release comprehensive guidelines for higher education institutes later this week

Published: 24th June 2020 02:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2020 02:09 PM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: An UGC committee has recommended to the government cancelling examinations for final year students in universities and institutes of higher education across India and evaluating them based on the previous semester examinations and internal assessments instead.

The committee had been formed by the higher education regulator to suggest alternative ways of assessing university students in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic which has caused massive disruptions in schools and colleges.

The panel, headed by Haryana University vice-chancellor R C Kuhad, has said that the final semester examinations, due in July in most universities as per the revised academic calendar, can not be held due to the risk of exposure to lakhs of students, officials in the HRD ministry told The New Indian Express.

It has therefore been suggested that the examinations be cancelled and marks for the final examination be extrapolated based on the past performance of each student.

The committee further said that the students, who are not happy with the final marks being given to them based on previous examinations, can be given a chance to improvise their scores by taking examinations later when the pandemic subsides.

Based on these recommendations, the UGC is expected to release comprehensive guidelines for higher education institutes later this week, officials added.

The recommendations are meant to guide over 40 central universities and hundreds of state, private and deemed to be universities and colleges.

The UGC panel has also recommended that the new session planned in July for old students and in August for fresh batches should be deferred to October.

The recommendations came at a time when technical institutions such as Indian Institutes of Technology are mulling to start the new session only through online mode in the wake of the pandemic.

IITs, sources said, have asked the HRD ministry to permit Ph.D. students to go to the campuses while the B Tech and M Tech students be asked to stick to the online mode of learning.

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  • Vangapandu nagendra kumar

    Excellent
    12 days ago reply
  • JOY JOSEPH

    Please cancel all the university Exams. including the Final semester in the country
    15 days ago reply
  • Rashmi Rawat

    Plz cancel the final year exams..
    16 days ago reply
  • NISHA QUASAR

    yes exam should be cancelled...because students from the rural areas face internet problem
    17 days ago reply
  • Manikandan

    Please cancel final year students exam
    17 days ago reply
  • Rajendra Kumar

    Fee????
    17 days ago reply
  • Durga

    Please do cancel the exams for final year students
    18 days ago reply
  • Anitha

    Cancel diploma final semester and internships
    18 days ago reply
  • Harpreet kaur

    Plz cancel the exams
    18 days ago reply
    • Shivani chauhan

      I think ab to ho hi gye....
      17 days ago reply
  • Darshan

    Pls cancel exam it's very stress full to use however it may cause a big disaster
    18 days ago reply
  • Neeha

    We can't understand the online classes
    18 days ago reply
  • Harpreet kaur

    It's right decision from UGC because students face lots of difficulty due to covid 19 pandemic.all the Universities should promote their transportation is the major issue in this tym period as well problem m regarding syallbss
    18 days ago reply
  • Mohammed Kaif

    Respected sir/madam As I'm a student of final year
    18 days ago reply
  • Umesh Bhagat

    Cancel the final year exam because now virus is very spreading
    18 days ago reply
  • Mani

    Cancel the exams because now the virus is very spreading
    18 days ago reply
  • Sharmila S

    Need to cancel exam for final year students
    18 days ago reply
  • Anchal Dubey

    Generic hindi
    18 days ago reply
  • Annapurna Basavaraj Talageri

    Always helpful to us .very thankful to you...
    18 days ago reply
  • Money gill

    Gndu da honge exam
    18 days ago reply
  • veena

    wt Abt backlogs we r waiting from one year
    18 days ago reply
  • Vijayalakshmi.M

    Nothing
    18 days ago reply
  • Siddharth kumar

    Hello please tell regarding bba 1year exam of even semester
    18 days ago reply
  • gspal

    What about NET JRF examinations like ICAR and ICMR that are being postponed month after month and for which applicants have already paid the exam fees?
    18 days ago reply
  • Muskan Sehgal

    As you can see that this topic is quite trending so you'll be getting loads of viewers. So I just want to ask
    19 days ago reply
  • Priyanka pinto

    Yes this is the right thing your suggesting students thanks
    19 days ago reply
  • Girish

    Nice information
    19 days ago reply
  • Savita kumari

    I agree with your thoughts
    19 days ago reply
  • Anshu Sharma

    Pls Anyone thing abt Pvt student of 1st nd 2nd Year!!!
    19 days ago reply
  • Tahir Mehmood

    Justice for final year students
    19 days ago reply
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