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194 Universities already conducted Final Year exams while another 366 universities planning to conduct: UGC

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New Delhi: Amid protest by some students, parents and academicians on the UGC Revised Guidelines for conducting Terminal Semester(s)/ Final Year Examinations, the UGC informed that majority of the Universities are in the favor of conducting exams.

194 Universities have already conducted examination for Terminal Semester(s) or Final Year Examinations for 2019-20(on-line/off-line. Meanwhile, 366 varsities have expressed willingness to conduct examination (on-line/off-line/blended mode) in August/September 2020.

Recently the UGC has asked universities to inform the status of the conduct of examination. Out of 945 Universities (as per the list maintained by UGC till 01-06-2020), the responses were obtained from 755\ Universities (120 Deemed Universities, 274 Private Universities, 40 Central Universities and 321 State Universities). The information from remaining Universities is being obtained.

The UGC in press statement said that out of the 755 Universities, 560 Universities have either conducted the examination or are planning to conduct.  In addition, 27 Private Universities, which were established during 2019-20 to till date, their first batch is yet to become eligible for final examination.

 In view of emerging COVID-19 pandemic situation it was difficult to conduct the examinations in the month of July, 2020, therefore, as per the directions of Ministry of Home, Ministry of Human Resources Development, and the report of the Expert Committee, UGC issued Revised Guidelines for Examination and Academic Calendar on 6 July 2020.

Accordingly, the Universities were required to chart out a plan for completion of terminal semester/ final year examinations by the end of September, 2020 in offline (pen & paper)/ online/ blended (online +offline) mode following the prescribed protocols / guidelines related to COVID-19 pandemic. The

guidelines also mentioned that in case a student of terminal semester/ final year is unable to appear in the examination conducted by the University for whatsoever the reason(s) may be, he/she may be given opportunity to appear in special examinations for such course(s)/ paper(s), which may be conducted by the university as and when feasible, so that the student is not put to any inconvenience/ disadvantage.

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