Supreme Court Decision On UGC Final Year Exams: Live Updates

The Supreme Court has announced its decision on the UGC final-year exam. The Apex Court said that students of final-year cannot be promoted based on the alternative assessment. However, the States can postpone the final year exams of University and ask the UGC for extension of its deadline, i.e., September 30.

Earlier, the pleas filed in the Apex Court challenging the UGC's exam-related guidelines regarding conducting of the final-year or final-semester university exams. A total of 31 final-year students across the country filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) case challenging the UGC guidelines regarding conducting of the compulsory semester university exams despite the COVID outbreak. Explore the complete details about the Supreme Court hearing on UGC.


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SC On UGC Final Year Exams 2020

Supreme Court Decision On UGC Final Year Exams

The Supreme Court of India has decided to uphold the UGC's July 6 circular to hold final year exams of University. States must conduct the exams to promote final year students. However, it can postpone the final year exams under the Disaster Management Act in view of COVID-19 pandemic. States should consult the UGC to fix exam dates.

SC On UGC Final Year Exams 2020 - August 28

The sources suggest that the Apex Court its verdict regarding UGC's Guidelines on August 28.

ANI tweeted, "Supreme Court to pronounce tomorrow the verdict on a batch of pleas challenging UGC's July 6 circular and seeking cancellation of final term examination in view of COVID-19 situation."

Supreme Court On UGC Guidelines - August 26 Highlights

The decision regarding the final decision on UGC Exam Guidelines 2020 regarding conducting of the final year university examinations delayed. The Supreme Court of India is not going to announce the verdict today. The matter related to UGC is not listed in the cause list for August 26. Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava has confirmed the same through his official twitter.

He tweeted, "Our #UGC matter is NOT listed in tomorrow's Supplementary Cause List.

Thus, SC is UNLIKELY to pronounce final order tomorrow.

I really wish & hope that final order is passed ASAP.

Uncertainty is causing severe anxiety to the students!

Will update once final order is notified."

SC On UGC Final Year Exams - August 24 Highlights

The Supreme Court has not announced its decision today, i.e., August 24. It further extended the verdict regarding the UGC Final Year University Exams to August 26. The verdict date has been shared and is only tentative.

Supreme Court Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, who is representing the petitioners has shared a piece of important information regarding the SC vs UGC Final Year University Exams 2020.

He tweeted, "Dear #UGC Final Year friends,

Today Supreme Court has NOT pronounced Final Order in our Case

As concerned Bench is not sitting tomorrow, now the Order is likely to come on Wednesday (26th)

We are trying to send our request to Hon'ble Court for early Order

Will update again"

SC On UGC Final Year Exams - August 18 Highlights

The apex court has reserved its judgement and asked for the parties to submit their responses in writing on August 18. The Court has postponed the decision to August 24.

SC On UGC Final Year Exams - August 14 Highlights

  • The case was heard by a three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah.
  • UGC had highlighted that the States cannot give orders to cancel the University examinations.
  • It also reiterated that the final year examinations must be conducted to maintain the standard of education in India.
  • The argument focused on the Right of Life and concerns regarding travelling during the pandemic.
  • After the arguments, the Supreme Court has decided to adjourn the matter and resume on August 18, 2020.

UGC Revised Guidelines 2020 Important Points

  • The mode of Terminal semester/ final year examinations (2019-20) by universities are required to complete the process by the end of September 2020.
  • A special chance will be provided to students, if not appeared for the final semster exams.
  • The students of terminal semester/ final year students having backlog should compulsorily be evaluated by conducting examinations.
  • The intermediate students (1st & 2nd year) will be promoted to the final year based on the internal assessment.

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