UGC releases fresh guidelines for exams

The universities have to complete the final term exams by September following an offline, online or blended mode

New Delhi July 7 dmanewsdesk: in view of the deteriorating condition across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released fresh guidelines on examinations for universities and colleges. The universities will have to complete the examinations for final year/semester by the end of September in offline/online/blended mode.

“The performance in examinations gives confidence and satisfaction to the students and is a reflection of competence, performance and credibility that is necessary for global acceptability,” said the UGC.

Also, if final term students fail to appear for the exams conducted by the university, they shall be allowed to take the exam again, which may be conducted by the university when the situation is conducive to make sure that “the student is not put to any inconvenience/ disadvantage. The above provision shall be applicable only for the current academic session 2019-20 as a one-time measure”.

Final year students who have backlogs in previous semesters will be compulsorily evaluated via exams. “The students of terminal semester/ final year students having backlog should compulsorily be evaluated by conducting examinations in offline/ online/ blended mode as per feasibility and suitability,” read the official statement.

Source: Education Times

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