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UGC orders colleges to conduct mandatory exams for final year students

New Delhi, Jul 17 : The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered colleges to conduct exams for final-year college students “mandatorily” while for the intermediate classes which are first and second-year students, there won’t be any final examinations.

UGC too in its recent notice said that the guidelines issued earlier will apply for the current academic session 2020-21 as well. “Terminal semester or final-year exams will be compulsorily conducted in offline (pen & paper) or online or blended (online + offline) mode by no later than August 31, 2021 following the prescribed protocols/ guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the apex body said in its official notice. 

“For students of the intermediate semester/year, the Higher Education Institutions may start their academic session (in online/offline/blended mode) as early as possible, following the guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic issued by the appropriate government/competent authority,” it added.

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