By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jul 11, 2020 16:45 IST
UGC new Guidelines on University exams: Conducting final year exams very important, says UGC

University Grant Commission (UGC) releases new guidelines for University exams and academic sessionsm, Chairman said. The UGC decision allows Universities to hold final year/ semester exams in September end. A new set of guidelines released for the University examinations and Academic Session for Universities, the decision is taken reviewing the current situation over Covid19. Ahead of the guidelines on Monday Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) permits University and Colleges to hold final term (Final sem/ year) exams.

In his interaction with media, University Grants Commission Chairman Professor DP Singh said that in online meeting with the delegation of All India Educational Federation on Thursday. Prof. Singh said that a committee has been formed on this and new guidelines will be issued for the examination and academic session soon. This just came after President of the Federation and former Vice Chancellor of Rajasthan University Prof. JP Singhal said that in view of the changing circumstances of the pandemic, the federation demanded the release of new guidelines regarding the examination and academic session of the universities. Professor Singhal said that it has been demanded from UGC to give full salary to the teachers of Private Educational Institutions during the pandemic and to issue instructions to ensure the system of proper sanitization across Higher Education Institutions as per ICMR guidelines. In view of this appeal UGC President assured to take appropriate action.

Based on press release in view of current during the Corona period, UGC on Monday issued clear guidelines regarding holding final term exams, webinars and faculty development programs, proper structure and internet data for online education for teachers especially students in rural areas of higher education institutions. Detailed discussion was done to make arrangements and to remove the discrepancies of UGC Regulation 2018 released in relation to recruitment and promotion of teachers.

University exams latest update- MHA permits final term exams

MHA writes letter to UGC for approval on holding exams for final semester/ year students. On Monday July 6, 2020 MHA permits UGC and Universities and Institutions for holding exams. The final term / semester examinations will be compulsorily conducted as per UGC guidelines on examinations and academic calendar for the university and as per SoP approved by Union Health & Family Welfare Ministry.

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Conducting final year examinations for graduation or post-graduation courses is very important, and the safety of students is our prime concern, said UGC Secretary. Universities & colleges can opt to conduct exams through online, offline or blended mode. Guidelines for the conduct of exams have been issues on basis of Standard Operating Procedure suggested by the Health Ministry. All states should conduct exams for final year students,  Prof Rajnish Jain Secretary of University Grant Commission said on Thursday.

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In its recent message UGC permits Universities & Colleges to hold final year / sem exams. Universities can hold exams in September end, as per new guidelines. Earlier UGC formed committee to address students’ issue of payment of annual/ semester fee, tuition fee, examination fee etc. Till the situation due to COVID-19 returns to normal and also requested HEIs & State Governments to take proactive measures to redress grievances of students & stakeholders related to examinations & academic calendar in view of COVID-19.

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On Thursday UGC Chairman Professor Singh assured the federation that University Grant Commission (UGC) is serious about the grievances of students and teachers and on the same matter the federation has decided to take discussion after consultation with the officials.