By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Aug 17, 2020 14:13 IST
HP High Court stays UGC Final Year exams, until Apex Court's order

The High Court of Himachal Pradesh on Monday stays the UGC examination until the orders of the Supreme Court of India is pronounced in the matter. HP High Court in its 14th August order put stay on final year examinations across state Universities, earlier called by University Grant Commission (UGC) in its new guidelines. However, in its order Himachal Pradesh High Court says the stay on UGC guidelines to remain untill Apext Court pronounce orders in regarding the same. The decision comes after UGC's reply over petitions filed in Supreme Court over challenging UGC guidelines for final year exams. UGC has said that conducting final year examinations are very important for the validity of Students' degree.

In its order HP High Court says "Supplementary affidavit is placed on record. Since it is stated at the bar by Mr Neel Kamal Sharma, advocate appearing for respondent No 2, that is lis similar to the controversy borne in the extant writ petition is sub judice before the Hon'ble Apex Court, there up-to as further prayed for, the outcome of the apposite sub judice lis before the Hon'ble Apex court". 

Monday's order of the Himachal Pradesh High Court stays UGC guidelines to hold final year examinations 2020. The examinations of Himachal Pradesh University, Manav Bharati University, AP Goyal Shimla University, Sri Sai University, Jaypee University & other state universities are now on hold until orders from Supreme Court of India (SCI).

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