🔥 UGC told the High Court: The state government has no right to cancel exams. The case is now up for trial on July 31 UGC told the High Court – The state government has no right to cancel the exams, the case is now up for trial on July 31
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- Given the increasing number of corona cases in the state, the government decided to cancel the final exams
- According to the new guidelines of the UGC, all universities and institutes have to take exams by the end of September.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) said before the Mumbai Supreme Court on Friday that the Maharashtra government had no right to cancel last year’s exams amid the corona epidemic. In response to a petition challenging the Maharashtra government’s decision to cancel the examination, the Commission presented its position to the court.
Given the growing number of cases of corona in the state, last month the state government canceled last year’s exams and said it had the right to do so under the Pandemic Act and the Civil Protection Act.
UGC submitted an affidavit
The UGC replied to a petition from the retired teacher and former member of the Pune University Senate, Dhananjay Kulkarni, with an affidavit. The Commission said the state government’s decision violated UGC guidelines of April 29 and July 6, which required all universities and institutions to conduct exams by the end of September.
The hearing will take place on July 31
According to the UGC’s affidavit, the Maharashtra government’s decision to cancel final exams or award degrees without undergraduate students has a direct impact on the country’s higher education standards. The bank, headed by Chief Justice Dipankar Dutt, has set July 31 for the next hearing in this case.