The University Grants Commission (UGC), has issued a revival guideline on terminal semester and last year exams to be conducted by universities and educational institutes. In the guideline, it is an advice given that last year exams can be completed in online or offline mode by September. According to a release, the UGC has said in the statement that it has accepted the recommendations suggested by the Expert Committee.
The decision came after the Union ministry of home affairs said it had sent a letter to the Union higher education Secretary permitting universities and institutions to conduct examinations.
The home ministry said the end-of-term examinations are compulsory according to revised guidelines. “The final Term Examinations are to be compulsorily conducted as per the UGC Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities; and as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) approved by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,” the letter mentioned.
Final year students with backlogs must also be evaluated through online or offline examinations. The rules for intermediate semesters remain unchanged, meaning that either internal assessment or examinations may be conducted.
The UGC also held discussions on a revised academic calendar. It plans to recommend that admissions be completed by November and the new academic session be started by December 1, according to a UGC member.