Respect SC order, will talk to VCs on exams: Maharashtra minister

By: PTI | Mumbai |

Updated: August 28, 2020 5:45:24 pm

Maharashtra had earlier mentioned that it will not maintain exams for ultimate yr college students (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh/Representational)

Maharashtra greater and technical schooling minister Uday Samant on Friday mentioned the state authorities respects the Supreme Court verdict within the UGC matter and will resolve about holding examinations after consultations with vice-chancellors of universities.

Earlier within the day, the Supreme Court mentioned that states and universities can not promote college students with out holding ultimate yr exams by September 30.

Upholding the University Grants Commission resolution to maintain ultimate yr exams, a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan mentioned if any state feels they will’t conduct exams by that date amid the coronavirus pandemic, they need to method the UGC for brand new dates to maintain the examination.

Speaking to reporters right here, Samant mentioned, The state authorities respects the decision of the Supreme Court. I will talk about the difficulty with vice-chancellors of universities and take additional resolution.” We will examine the decision intimately after which take acceptable actions, he mentioned.

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The SC has relaxed UGC tips of conducting all exams earlier than September 30. We will talk about the difficulty with Disaster Management Committee, he mentioned.

Samant mentioned well being of scholars stays high precedence in view of the pandemic. “We want to give precedence to college students’ well being as effectively. In the present state of affairs, college students mustn’t catch any an infection if exams are performed, he mentioned.

The Yuva Sena, the youth wing of the Shiv Sena – which heads the federal government in Maharashtra – is among the petitioners within the SC and has questioned the UGC’s directive to maintain examinations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The UGC had earlier mentioned the July 6 tips are primarily based on suggestions of consultants and have been made after due deliberation and it’s mistaken to declare that it will not be attainable to conduct the ultimate examinations when it comes to the rules.

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