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Apex Court Rules on the Guidelines Issued by The UGC, states that universities cannot promote the final or terminal semester students without examination [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Sep 2020 10:54pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Apex Court Rules on the Guidelines Issued by The UGC, states that universities cannot promote the final or terminal semester students without examination [READ JUDGMENT]

In a verdict by the apex court by a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bushan and comprising R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah on Friday (August 28, 2020), it was held that the universities cannot promote the final or terminal semester students without examination. The case was filed by various students and several PIL’s were also filed in the same regard, includingthe YuvaSena on behalf of Maharashtra State’s decision to cancel exams. 

The bench said that the State authorities and the State Disaster Management Authority are more competent to access the situation of the state in regard to the current pandemic. The authorities can write a letter to the UGC (universities grants commission) with regards to rescheduling the examination after taking view of the situation for physically holding the examinations in their respective states. 

The bench also considered the submission that the UGC prohibits state or the state disaster management authorities from exercising its powers under the Disaster Management Act, 200, to not hold examinations, looking into the situation in a particular state. It was held that the state government can reschedule the examination and extend the date further to September 30th, 2020.

The apex court also said that State Government or State Disaster Management Authority in the exercise of power under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 has no jurisdiction to make a decision that student of final year or terminal year should be promoted without conducting examination on the basis of previous assessment and internal assessment. This issue arose when the… Continue Reading...


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