The Supreme Court on Wednesday to deliver its verdict on the new guidelines University Grants Commission’s (UGC) Exam Guidelines 2020.
The apex court on August 18 had reserved its verdict on UGC’s new exam guidelines and had given all the parties three days time to present their final arguments.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday would decide whether the final year degree examinations should be held before September 30.
Students from across India have been protesting against the UGC for allowing universities and colleges to hold the final year exams amid the COVID19 pandemic.
The UGC on August 10 had told the Supreme Court that it is the sole authority to decide on whether the exams should be conducted or not.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had questioned the decision taken by the governments of Maharashtra and Delhi under the Disaster Management Act to cancel the final examinations.
The Supreme Court had asked the Maharashtra and Delhi government to place on record the decision to cancel the exams.
The Ministry of Home Affairs too was asked by the Supreme Court about its stand on the matter.
The UGC had said that the universities were approached to inform the status of the conduct of the exams and responses were received from received from the 818 universities.
Out of the 818 universities, 603 have either conducted the examination or are planning to conduct.
And, 209 universities already conducted examination (on-line/off-line), 394 are planning to conduct examination (on-line/off-line/blended mode) in August or in September.