The Supreme Courtroom on Monday sought a reply from the College Grants Fee (UGC) on a batch of pleas difficult its round and searching for cancellation of ultimate time period examination within the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan requested the UGC to file a reply by Wednesday and posted the matter for additional listening to on Friday.
Solicitor Common Tushar Mehta, showing for the UGC, informed the courtroom that there are 818 universities out of which 209 universities have already carried out examination (on-line or offline) and 394 others are planning to conduct the identical.
He mentioned that the UGC has given choices like on-line, offline, and each for conducting exams and added that authorities tips are there as per which no more than 10 college students per room are allowed for the exams.
In the course of the listening to advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, showing for one of many petitioners, informed the bench that as we speak 50,000 COVID-19 circumstances have been registered and added that the UGC tips should be stayed until the petitions are pending within the apex courtroom.
The courtroom was listening to a petition filed by as many as 31 college students from completely different universities throughout India searching for to quash the UGC round dated July 6 whereby all universities all throughout India have been requested to wrap up the ultimate time period examinations earlier than September 30.
The scholars, of their petition, urged that the exams ought to be cancelled and the outcomes of such college students ought to be calculated on the idea of their inner evaluation or previous efficiency.
The petition filed by the scholars from 13 States and one Union Territory requested that the scholars’ mark sheets ought to be issued earlier than July 31.
One of many college students, among the many 31 petitioners, has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and prayed for instructions to the UGC to undertake the CBSE mannequin and conduct an examination at a later date for the scholars who aren’t happy with the marks awarded on the idea of the evaluation.
That the deliberate examinations be canceled within the curiosity of justice for the scholars because the variety of COVID-19 circumstances is on the rise, the plea mentioned.
One other petition on the problem, filed within the apex courtroom by ultimate 12 months legislation pupil Yash Dubey, additionally sought cancellation of UGC mandated ultimate 12 months exams. Shiv Sena chief Aditya Thackeray has additionally moved the apex courtroom on behalf of Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shiv Sena, in opposition to the mandated ultimate 12 months exams within the wake of rising COVID-19 circumstances.