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Final semester examination in universities and colleges will be at end of September

New Delhi, July 6 (UNI) University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to conduct the final year examination at September-end in colleges and universities in view of the Corona pandemic.
Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' tweeted this information on Monday. He informed that UGC took this decision, replacing the earlier directive issued in April in this regard.
The Commission, which held its meeting today, has announced that the pending University/college exams for Final Year Students has been made compulsory or mandatory for all the students. Moreover, universities and higher education institutions have been provided time until end of September 2020 to hold the exams. Prior to the release of the UGC Guidelines for Semester Exams, the Home Ministry issued a letter to the Education Secretary permitting holding of the pending University and College Exams across the country amid the Covid-19 restrictions.
Significantly, on April 29, UGC issued guidelines regarding conducting of the examination in colleges and universities and a new academic calendar and admission in which the decision was taken to conduct the examination in July but students and parents requested the Government that it is not possible for them to participate in the exam in view of the lockdown due to Covid-19.
Following this, UGC constituted an expert committee which submitted its report recently.
A UGC emergency meeting was held Monday to go into the recommendations of the report. It was decided in the meeting that the examination for the final year students in colleges and universities will be held at the end of September and this examination will be conducted offline or online or in both formats, if required.
According to the decision, if a student does not pass this exam, he will be given another opportunity to sit in the examination later. Offline exam means students will take the exam with the copy and pen format. If a student has not been able to take his previous exams, then he must first take the exam in online or offline mode.
UGC also said in its meeting today that taking the exam enhances academic credibility and gives equal opportunity to the students and also creates a sense of satisfaction and confidence in the students.
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