Union Home Ministry Allows Colleges To Conduct Degree, PG ExaminationsJuly 07, 2020 10:14
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Union Home Ministry Allows Colleges To Conduct Degree, PG Examinations:- The Union Home Ministry allowed all the colleges and universities across the country to conduct examinations following all the government issued guidelines following social distancing. The Home Ministry said that there is no scraping of the final year or final semester examinations at the colleges and universities. The Union Home Ministry asked the universities or institutions to decide on conducting online or offline examinations as per their comfort. The Union Home Ministry penned a letter to the Higher Education Department saying that it has permitted them to follow the University Grants Commission (UGC) requirement for the examinations to be conducted.
With the arrival of coronavirus pandemic, most of the educational institutions remained closed since March. There are over 50,000 colleges and universities across the country and they have been waiting for the nod from the Centre to conduct the examinations. "Ministry of Home Affairs, in a letter to Union Higher Education Secretary, today permitted conduct of examinations by Universities and Institutions. The final Term Examinations are to be compulsorily conducted as per the UGC Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities; and as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) approved by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare," said the Home Ministry in a statement.
Most of the universities felt that conducting the examinations in physical mode is quite difficult because of the coronavirus outbreak. Recently, JEE and NEET examinations are postponed.
The UGC has revisited its earlier guidelines related to university examinations.— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 6, 2020
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