The Supreme Court has obtained the University Grants Commission’s response to the completion of final exams in a Covid 19 pandemic. The matter will be renegotiated on July 31.
Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who represents one of the petitioners, said: “We are challenging the July 7 UGC notification, which will require university exams by September 30th. This is unrealistic and remarkable in the middle of Covid-19. ”
The matter was heard on Monday by a bench of judges with three judges, Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah.
Around 31 students from different universities have applied to the Apex Court to overturn the UGC circular, which asked all universities to take the final exams before September 30th.
Previously, UGC had announced that the universities had been contacted to inform them of the status of the exam and that 818 universities (121 universities, 291 private universities, 51 central universities and 355 state universities) had received responses.
Of the 818 universities, 603 have either completed the exam or are planning to do so.
While 209 universities have already taken exams (online / offline mode) and 394 are planning to take an exam (online / offline / mixed mode) in August / September.
“At 35 universities (27 private universities, 7 state universities, 1 university university), the first batch still has to be considered for the final exam,” said UGC.