Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted, “The UGC has revisited its earlier guidelines related to university examinations.”
The minister said it has been formulated “in view of the safety, career progression and placements of the students and their larger interests, after consulting” the home ministry and the health ministry.
“It is important to safeguard the principles of health, safety, fair and equal opportunity for students. At the same time, it is very crucial to ensure academic credibility, career opportunities and future progress of students globally.
“Academic evaluation of students is very important milestone in any 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 guidelines stated. “In case a student of terminal semester or final year is unable to appear in the examination conducted by the university for whatsoever the reason(s) may be, he or she may be given opportunity to appear in special examinations…Which may be conducted by the university as and when feasible, so that the student is not put to any inconvenience or disadvantage,” it said.