As UGC moving forwared with final year exam plan , Teachers and students are in apprehension
The UGC was announced the decision regards to conduct final year exams by September 30. After the decision announced there were two hashtags #cancelfinalyearexams and #studentlivesmatter was trending in different social platforms.Number of students showing there protest against UGC’s decision in social media, demanding the droping of final year exams.
Multiple of teachers’ and students’ associations believe the UGC decision to be divisive and prejudicial. The associations opined that it has further enhanced the existing digital divide in the country.
On the other side the UGC has decided to go with the final Year university examinations may be postponed until the end of September, but must be conducted in either online or offline mode. Students those who unable to appear for these examinations will be given the opportunity to appear for special examinations which will be conducted later, according to UGC official statement.
The terminal semester/final year examinations [are to] be conducted by universities/institutions by the end of September 2020 in offline (pen and paper)/online/blended (online + offline) mode as per feasibility and suitability,” said the fresh guidelines. “In case a student of terminal semester/final year is unable to appear in the examination conducted by the University for whatever the reason may be, he/she may be given opportunity to appear in special examinations for such courses/papers, which may be conducted by the university as and when feasible, so that the student is not put to any inconvenience/disadvantage. The above provision shall be applicable only for the current academic session 2019-20 as a one-time measure.”
Final year students with backlogs must also be valuated by online or offline examinations. The rules for intermediate semester swill not changed, that means either internal assessment or examinations may be conducted.