Supreme Court to pronounce tomorrow (Friday) its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging University Grants Commission's (UGC) July 6 circular and seeking cancellation of final term examination in view of coronavirus situation. The top court had already concluded hearing arguments after a number of petitions were filed against UGC exam guidelines asking state universities to conduct final term exams by the end of September.
The UGC while advocating for its guidelines to state universities to conduct final term examinations by September end had said that not going for the exams will compromise students' future.
On August 18, the top court had reserved its judgment on a plea challenging University Grants Commission's decision to hold final year exams by September end. The court had asked all the counsels to submit a note on their submission within three days.
During the 3-hour-long hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had noted that the Universities can seek for the deadline to be pushed, however, they cannot take the decision to confer degrees without holding exams.