Update for students: UGC releases reversed guidelines for university examinations: Full details
The University Grants Commission or UGC has released a new set of guidelines for university examinations as the country continues to recover from the coronavirus crisis.
The University Grants Commission or UGC has released a new set of guidelines for university examinations as the country continues to recover from the coronavirus crisis. The HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in a tweet said that the UGC has revisited its earlier guidelines related to university examinations in view of the safety, career progression and placements of the students.
“The UGC has revisited its earlier guidelines related to university examinations. In view of the safety, career progression and placements of the students and their larger interests, after consulting @HMOIndia and @MoHFW_INDIA, it has been decided that,” he tweet while sharing the detailed guidelines.
UGC revised guidelines on first and second year students
The UGC guidelines released in April regarding intermediate semester or year examinations will remain unchanged, the revised guidelines said.
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UGC guidelines on final year exams
The new guidelines state that the final year examinations will be conducted by the universities by the end of September, 2020 in offline online or blended (online + offline) mode.
UGC revised guidelines: For those who can’t' appear
In case a final year student is unable to appear in examination, the candidate may be given opportunity to appear in special examinations for such courses or papers, which may be conducted by the university as and when feasible, so that the student is not put to any inconvenience or disadvantage.
UGC revised guidelines for backlog students
The students of terminal semester or final year students having backlog should compulsorily be evaluated by conducting examinations in offline or online or blended (online + offline) mode as per feasibility and suitability, guidelines said.
The new guidelines also give more clarity about the revised academic calendar. They said that the relevant details pertaining to the admissions and academic calendar in the universities and colleges shall be issued separately in place of those mentioned in the earlier guidelines issued on April 29.
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