The HRD minister has asked the UGC to change the guidelines.
On 24 June, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to revise its guidelines on the university’s semester exam and academic calendar released in April. The minister has said that the “foundation of the revised guidelines” should be revised keeping in mind the health and safety of students and teachers. In the revised academic calendar released earlier, during the epidemic of Covid-19, it was suggested to continue teaching and learning and to conduct the examination.
The HRD minister today told through his Twitter handle that he has suggested to the UGC to change the guidelines issued earlier for intermediate and terminal semester examination.
The minister wrote in his tweet, “I have advised the UGC to re-issue the previously issued guidelines for the intermediate and terminal semester examinations and the academic calendar. The foundation of the revised guidelines will be on the health and safety of students, teachers and staff. Will be made keeping in mind.
Explain that due to the coronavirus epidemic across the country, the university and entrance exam, including the board, were also canceled. A final decision will be taken in the Supreme Court tomorrow on whether or not board examinations will be conducted.
At the same time, according to information received from sources , the remaining board examinations to be held in July can be postponed. Apart from the board exams, the country’s most important entrance exam JEE (JEE 2020 Exam) and NEET Exam (NEET Exam) to be held in July can also be avoided. Sources in the Ministry of Education said, “Safety of students is of paramount importance. The situation is not favorable for conducting these exams.” Sources also said that some examinations can be canceled and the entrance exam like JEE Main (JEE Mian 2020 Exam) and NEET (NEET Exam 2020) can be postponed.