The Supreme Court of India has adjourned the hearing on the UGC Case challenging the decision to conduct the final year examinations till August 14.
The apex court has granted time to the UGC to file a reply on the affidavits to Delhi and Maharashtra governments. It is to be noted that an affidavit has been filed in the Supreme Court by the governments of Delhi and Maharashtra informing that they will not be conducting final-year examinations due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the UGC, universities were asked to inform the status of holding the exams, and responses were received from 818 universities including 121 deemed, 291 private, 51 central, and 355 state universities. Of the total 818 universities, 603 have either conducted or are planning to hold the examinations, while 209 have already conducted exams in either online or offline mode.
Solicitor General appearing for the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the Supreme Court on Monday, said students must continue to prepare for the exams, according to several media reports.
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