16 Jul 2020, 02:29 pm By Rohit Sindhu
UGC releases report on Universities conducting final exams, 454 in favour

On Thursday University Grant Commission (UGC) released a report stating the number of Universities responded to UGC guidelines for conducting exams. Earlier after releasing new guidelines for final semester/ term exams, UGC approached the Universities to inform whether they can conduct examinations (Online/Offline) or not. In released statement, UGC says a total 640 Universities have responded till today and out of which 454 universities have either conducted the examination or are planning to conduct.

UGC released a statement through its social media handle says that so far 177 Universities are yet to decide and inform the Commission. In case of 27 private universities, established during 2019-20, till date, the first batch is yet to become eligible for final examination, says UGC. The report is released amid ongoing tussle between UGC & State governments where several state Universities on the directions of government have decided to scrap the Online/ Offline examinations for final year semester/ terms.

A detailed report is being prepared by University Grants Commission (UGC) over holding final year / term examinations. All state & central Universities are asked to submit report on whether they are holding exams for final term / semesters or not. Earlier UGC in its guidelines made mandatary to all state & central universities to hold exams for final / semester year students.

UGC Report on Universities conducting final exams

1) A total 640 Universities have responded till today, says UGC.

2) 454 universities are in favour of holding final exams

3) Among these 454 Universities either they have conducted the examination or are planning to conduct.

3) 177 Universities are yet to decide.

4) 27 private universities, established during 2019-20, are yet to become eligible for final exams.

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UGC says that among the Univerisites who have responded are Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Law Universities (NLU) in Delhi and these have completed there evaluation through internal assesments and granted them degrees. The Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD) has followed a system of continuous evaluation. Meanwhile Central University, University of Delhi has proposed Open Book Examination (online mode) from August 10.

On other hand, Delhi Technological University (DTU) after the order from Delhi Education Minister, decided to cancel the examinations including of final term/ semester.