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Maharashtra Government states before Bombay HC that it cannot conduct physical exams due to Coronavirus situation

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jul 2020 8:42pm

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The Maharashtra Government has stated its position before Bombay High Court that they cannot conduct physical examinations for the final year of Professional as well as of Non-Professional courses in the time of COVID-19. 

The State Government told the Government that it had appealed to the apex bodies of the respective courses to oversee matters related to conducting of final year exams and allow universities to issue degrees to the students who can further study or work.

A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Datta and Justice Anuja Prabhudesai was hearing the pleas for challenging the Maharashtra Governments 19th June decision to not hold examination of final year students be it Professional or Non-Professional courses due to coronavirus. However, few pleas were raised for conducting examinations.

A PIL was filed by retired professor and Dhananjay Raghunath Kulkarni through Advocate Uday Warunjikar stated that the University Grants Commission (UGC) is the regulatory authority and the state was not empowered to decide regarding the final year exams and that the government should be set aside and quashed.

The High Court on 7th July 2020 asked UGC to be the respondent and asked the state should respond within a week.

Advocate R V Govilkar for Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) submitted that examination for post-graduation has to be conducted as the students need to be assessed through practical assessment and Hench, MUHS has decided to take the examination for the same from 25th August 2020. However, the examination for undergraduate medical exams is yet to be… Continue Reading...

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