New Delhi: Hearing has started for the final year or semester examinations. A bench headed by Supreme Court Judge Justice Ashok Bhushan is hearing the UGC Guidelines case. In this case the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta is being put forward by the UGC and the Government, while the Senior Advocate Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi is appearing for the students. At the beginning of the hearing, he said that when the institutes are unable to hold classes, how will the examinations be conducted. MHA has instructed educational institutions to remain closed till 31 August 2020 in the recently released Unlock 3. He said that under normal circumstances no one is against the examinations. We are opposed to examinations amid the epidemic. Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi said "How is the exam without teaching? The UGC decision is dictatorial."
During the hearing of the case, another senior advocate Shyam Dewan, who was appearing for the students, said that when the UGC itself states that it is advisory then it can be changed according to local needs.
Will the decision come today?
Will the Supreme Court decide today about the final year or semester examinations? The answer to this question may be found today, as the Supreme Court will hear the petition challenging the University Grants Commission (UGC) circular to hold the last semester year or year examinations by September 30, today, August 14, 2020 . Earlier, on August 10, during the hearing of the same case on August 14, that is, it was postponed for hearing again today. During the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was favoring the UGC and the government, during the hearing whether the State Disasters Act (DMA) could affect the UGC guidelines? The Solicitor General had sought time to keep a government letter for this question, after which the bench has adjourned the hearing till August 14.
According to the information received there, a response in favor of UGC has been filed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). According to which, despite the guidelines issued by MHA for Unlock 3, the circular issued by UGC for final year or semester examinations can be implemented.
While the government and UGC sides are expected to decide on final year or semester examinations today, on the other hand, opposition to UGC circular by students, students-organizations, parents and leaders of political parties across the country continues to grow. Used to be. Many topics and discussions are trending against the UGC on social media. However, today all these are expected to stop.
Explain that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has compulsorily conducted the final year or semester examinations of various undergraduate and postgraduate courses at universities, colleges, deemed universities, private universities and other higher education institutions by 30 September 2020. A circular related to leaving was issued on 6 July. There has been opposition from conducting the examinations between Kovid-19 and this circular was filed in the Supreme Court by 31 students from different institutions across the country. This petition has demanded that the final year or semester examinations should be canceled and the results of the students should be prepared on the basis of their internal assessment or past performance.