Supreme Court On Final Year Exam

NewDelhi: States can’t promote UG final year students without final year examination. But states can deferred dates beyond September 30 if they want due to covid-19 pandemic situation.

States have only authority to postponed the exam and conduct the exam as their suitable date.

As many petition regarding final year exam referred to face difficulties in exam due to this pandemic situation.They argued students have five semester result and 6th semester internal exam result and on this basis 6th semester average CGPA can be provided to students. Supreme Court says internal Assessment will not be suffice.

If states feel they can’t conduct exam by September 30 then they can approach to UGC regarding this.

Petition Brief :

First group of writ petitions consists of petitions filed by students, youth organisations and the teachers associations challenging the guidelines issued by University Grants Commission (hereinafter referred to as “UGC”) dated 06.07.2020, O.M. dated 06.07.2020 issued by Ministry of Human Resource

Development and letter dated 06.07.2020 issued by Ministry of Home Affairs whereby all the Universities and Colleges across the country had been directed to conduct terminal semester/ final year examinations by 30.09.2020. A further relief has been sought directing the respondents to declare the results of the students of the final year/terminal semester examinations of all universities/ institutions of the country on the basis of their past performance/internal assessment and to award marksheets and degrees. The second group of writ petitions are the writ petitions filed by the students challenging the decision of the State Disaster Management Authority as well as of the States (State of Maharashtra and State of West Bengal) for not holding final term examination. Further prayers have been made that State of Maharashtra as well as State of West Bengal be directed to comply with the UGC revised guidelines dated 06.07.2020 and O.M. dated 06.07.2020 of

Ministry of Human Resource Development. The special leave petition has been filed against a common order dated 14.07.2020 passed by the High Court of Delhi in Writ Petition No. 3199 of 2020 and other connected matters by which the High Court noted the schedule of examination in the Open Book Examination (OBE) mode by University of Delhi.

Judgement :

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