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The revised UGC guidelines for the university examinations 2020 has been released by the HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhryal Nishank.
The UGC said in a press statement issued late Monday evening that the decision to advise universities to go ahead with the final-year exams was taken to “ensure academic credibility, career opportunities and future progress of students globally”. “Academic evaluation is a very important milestone in every education system. The performance in examinations gives confidence and satisfaction to the students and is a reflection of competence, performance and credibility that is necessary for global acceptability,” the UGC said.
The new guidelines further give the varsities the option to choose between offline (pen and paper), online or blended mode.
UGC New Exam Guidelines 2020: Key Highlights
- Final Year Examinations to be conducted by the universities/ institutions by the end of September
- Universities/ Institutions may choose any of mode – pen and paper, online or a combinate of both as per the feasibility and suitability
- The examination is mandatory for the students who have a backlog. Such students must be compulsorily evaluated by conducting examinations in offline, online or blended mode.
- In case a final year students are unable to appear in the examination for any reason, he/she may be given the opportunity to appear in special examinations for such course/ paper which may be conducted by the university as and when feasible. This is applicable for the current academic session (2019-20) as a one-time special measure.
- Guidelines regarding the intermediate semesters remain the same as per the UGC Exam Guidelines 2020 released on April 29, 2020.
- ‘If need be, relevant details pertaining to the Admissions and Academic Calendar in the universities and colleges shall be issued separately in place of those mentioned in the earlier guidelines’