New Delhi: The Supreme Court docket on Friday dominated that states can’t promote college students with out holding exams whereas listening to a batch of petitions in search of cancellation of ultimate 12 months/terminal semester college examinations.
The apex court docket upheld the College Grants Fee’s (UGC) July 6 round, directing varsities to conduct ultimate 12 months exams by September 30.
A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah whereas announcing the judgement gave states/UTs the freedom to strategy UGC in search of postponement of exams.
Supreme Court docket upholds the College Grants Fee’s July 6 round to carry College ultimate 12 months exams.
Court docket says States should maintain exams to advertise college students; says states underneath Catastrophe administration Act can postpone exams in view of pandemic & can seek the advice of #UGC to repair dates pic.twitter.com/gRc7XWbwVu
— OTV (@otvnews) August 28, 2020
Listed here are the foremost takeaways from the SC judgement
- UGC tips to carry exams by Sept 30 not quashed.
- Determination of State Catastrophe Administration Authority to postpone exams will prevail over UGC tips.
- SDMA can’t direct to move college students primarily based on earlier efficiency
- States/UTs can’t move college students with out exams as directed by UGC
- States/UTs given liberty to strategy UGC to hunt postponement of exams
On July 6 College Grants Fee (UGC) had issued tips asking universities throughout the nation to carry ultimate 12 months examinations by September 30. Nonetheless, a number of college students and organisations had challenged the UGC tips citing the danger posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The petitioners have demanded the apex court docket to contemplate scrapping on-line/offline check and as a substitute direct UGC to declare outcomes primarily based on the previous efficiency of the scholars or inner evaluation.
On August 18, the apex court docket had heard the arguments from a battery of senior advocates showing for numerous stakeholders and reserved the decision.
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