The long-awaited UGC vs State battle comes to an end – India’s Supreme Court rules for conducting final year examinations as an imperviable step for academic promotion.
States cannot promote students to the next level or grant degrees without examinations, the nations apex court rules.
The Supreme court passed the verdict on Friday ordering all the universities across India to conduct final year/ semester examinations in the modes proposed by the UGC to promote students to the next applicable level.
According to the Supreme court verdict, the decision to promote students to the next academic level based on the assessment of previous year marks by the State Disaster Management Authorities is beyond the the jurisdiction powers of the DM under the DM Act, and the UGC simply holds greater authority.
However, the dissent by the State Disaster Management Authorities to conduct final year exams by September 30th of this year will prevail over the UGC guidelines for the same.
This means, the stipulated time-frame can be altered as applicable to the local pandemic situation, but conducting exams can be no way pervaded.
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