UGC in a tizzy over university exams; apex court grants time


EDUCATION | AUG 10, 2020:

The Supreme Court today granted time to the University Grants Commission (UGC) to respond to the position taken by the Maharashtra and Delhi Government to cancel university exams amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Apex Court has also sought a reply by UGC to address the question of whether the Disaster Management Act would override the UGC notification on guidelines for exams.


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The Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy, and M.R. Shah took up the matter for hearing today.

The governments of Delhi and Maharashtra had earlier filed affidavits in the Court stating that the exams would not be conducted in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UGC on the other hand maintained that the exams need to be conducted by September 30. The apex court has given time to UGC to file the reply on the issue and the Supreme Court fixed the matter for hearing on August 14.