UGC Guidelines update: Supreme Court directs UGC to file reply for re-hearing on 31 July


UGC Guidelines 2020:

University Grants Commission (UGC) recently announced the COVID-19 epidemic Ashok Bhushan, Justice R.S.Reddy Recently to conduct final year or semester examinations by September 2020 in universities, colleges, and other higher education institutions across the country amid growing cases.

During the hearing on July 27, 2020, the petition file in opposition to the guidelines on the petition filed in the Supreme Court. A bench headed by Reddy and Justice MR Shah has directed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who is favoring the UGC to file the Commission’s response. The Supreme Court will now hear the case on 31 July 2020.

On the other hand, there are nationwide protests and protests by students. Under these circumstances, the UGC guidelines roll-up on the imperative of holding maximum year or semester examinations in universities, or the examinations expect to be clarified soon by universities within the time frame.

Latest updates related to UGC Guidelines 2020 for final year/semester examination

27 July 2020 – Teachers and examiners stranded between UGC and government orders. The UGC order the final examination to conducted by September.

27 July 2020 – Tough question: the challenge of maintaining the level of education on one side, the responsibility to avoid corona.

26 July 2020 – Colleges awaiting university order for a promotion

26 July 2020 – Shastri-Acharya examinations held in colleges affiliat to Sampurnanand Sanskrit University.

25 July 2020 – University Examination 2020: Take the exam from UGC Guideline, Governor’s instructions to universities.

24 July 2020 – IGNOU TEE June 2020: IGNOU students consider the decision to conduct the first and second-year examinations in December against the UGC guidelines.

24 July 2020 – Final Year University Exam 2020: Education Minister of Odisha State again writes a letter to the Ministry of Human Resource Development for final year examination.

23 July 2020 – Final Year University Exam 2020: The petition challenging the UGC guidelines regarding final year examinations will be heard in the Supreme Court.

23 July 2020 – IGNOU TEE June 2020: Final year or semester examination held from the first week of September, know which students can take the exam.

16 July 2020 – University final year examinations 2020: Delhi High Court seeks feedback from UGC and Center regarding compulsory final year examinations.

09 July 2020 – UGC Guidelines: Students and examination centers must follow these rules issued by the UGC for examinations between COVID-19.

06 July 2020 – UGC Guidelines 2020: UGC Guidelines release, now final semester/year exam will be held till September.

01 July 2020 – UGC Guidelines: As of now, the UGC Guidelines will be issued only after the report of the Kuhad Committee.

8 June 2020 – Reopening of colleges 2020: What guidelines have been issued by the UGC for starting classes in colleges.

May 11, 2020 – UGC directs universities and institutes of higher education to set up a student Greven Cell by May 30, steps that have been taken.

May 11, 2020 – UGC issues helpline for students, can reveal their problems; Instructions were also given to universities to make green cells.

30 April 2020 – UGC Guideline for Ph.D. / MPhil 2020: University Grants Commission issued instructions for what the researchers said in the COVID-19 round.

30 April 2020 – What guidelines have the UGC issued for starting classes in colleges?

Petition to Supreme Court against UGC guidelines

A total of 31 students from 13 states and 1 union territory across the country have filed petitions in the Supreme Court to protest against the final year or semester examinations to be held till 30 September. The bench of Justice Nageswara Rao has asked the bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan for hearing after a petition by the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who is the UGC’s side, regarding this petition.

The case hears today on 27 July, in which the UGC asks to file a Javad and the next hearing of the case has been scheduled for 31 July. In this petition, the students have demanded that the UGC directives cancel the compulsory examinations, and the results are declared based on the students’ internal assessment or an average of previous classes/semesters. Also, the result of the students of this final year or semester should be released by 31 July 2020.

UGC guidelines are being opposed nationwide

The UGC directive issued on July 6, 2020, for compulsory conducting final year or semester examinations is being opposed nationwide. Students, student organizations, public representatives (ministers, MPs, etc.) of universities across the country are formally registering protests against all the guidelines.

The Higher Education Minister of Odisha State on 23 July yesterday, Union Human Resource Development Minister, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal has again written a letter to Nishank demanding the cancellation of the UGC guidelines. Earlier, he had also written a letter to the Union Minister on 9 July.

On the other hand, the Joint Forum for Movement on Education (JFME) has launched an online petition with the support of more than 1000 students (Signature) to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi compulsory to conduct September final year or semester examinations.

It may be said that there has been a demand for cancellation of the instructions of the UGC. This online petition calls for the release of results using alternative methods of internal evaluation and/or average marks for evaluation.

What is UGC’s favor?

In addition to nationwide protests and petitions in the Supreme Court, the University Grants Commission stated during a hearing in the Supreme Court that final year examinations have been conducted or planned by universities across the country and preparation is final. Are in phase.

The UGC said that the Commission has received responses to examinations from 355 state universities, 51 central universities, 121 deemed universities, and 291 private universities. These universities plan to conduct or conduct exams either online or offline or both.

What are the possibilities?

The Minister of Human Resource Development or the Ministry may soon issue an official notice about the physical protests is carrying out on physical and social media platforms by students of universities and degree colleges across the country and the requests made by the Ministers of various states. To be done.

It is also possible that the UGC guidelines are orders by the Supreme Court during the hearing in the Supreme Court on 27 July. Amidst all these possibilities, there is confusion among final year students of universities and degree colleges, which expect to clear soon.


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