In the view of the increase in the coronavirus cases, college and university students urged the government to cancel the exams for the current academic year. This comes after the University Grants Commission (UGC) agreed to hold the exams in August this year following a spike in the coronavirus cases. However, the governments counsel told the court that the exams will be performed in the state according to the guidelines provided by the University Grants Commission ( UGC). The advocate general said that the suspension of exams is not necessary and the dates of exams will be announced in two to three weeks.
Whereas, the petitioner s lawyer Damodar Reddy asked the court to provide the grading by internal assessment marks to the students and cancel the exams. Despite the guidelines issued by the UGC, several states in the country have cancelled the exams, he said. After hearing both the arguments, the High Court ordered the government to include a counter-affidavit on the matter in three weeks
Several students also demanded cancellation of UG and PG exams in the state in the view of the prevailing coronavirus situation. They alleged that there is a high risk of contracting the virus while attending exams at the exam centre. Last week, the UGC issued guidelines mandating the exams for the current academic year and announced that the exams will be scheduled in August.