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Chandigarh: A special committee of the University Grants Commission (UGC) that was formed to give new directions and guidelines regarding the conduct of exit class exams in universities and their affiliated colleges is yet to finalise them.

R.C. Kuhad, Vice-Chancellor of the Central University in Haryana and chairman of the special committee, told ThePrint that the guidelines will only be submitted to the UGC after a few days.

Meanwhile, speculation among students has been rife that the UGC’s committee is likely to recommend cancellation of exit class exams across the country.

Kuhad’s statement comes at a time when more and more states are opting to cancel exit class exams.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had last week announced the postponement of exit class exams in the state’s universities till 15 July. But both Punjab and Rajasthan cancelled university and college exams Saturday.

Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Odisha have already announced cancellation of exit year exams in universities.

While some of these states have devised ways of marking students, others are still awaiting the fresh UGC guidelines on how to promote pupils.

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had on 24 June asked the UGC to revisit its guidelines regarding the conduct of final semester exams.

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‘Devise formula for promoting students’

While postponing the exit class exams in Punjab last week, the Chief Minister’s Office had said a final decision will be subject to the new directions/guidelines that will be issued by the UGC.

However, the CM Saturday decided to not wait and gave directions to the state’s universities to devise a formula to promote final year students whose average semester marks in the previous year’s examination is more than the minimum pass marks.

Haryana, on the other hand, has said all students shall be promoted to the next semester with 50 per cent weightage to be given to internal assessment/assignment and another 50 per cent to marks scored in previous year’s examination.

Students in both states will have the option to take physical exams later for improvement of grades.

Also read: Colleges could drop plan to conduct offline exams in July as Covid cases rise


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14 Comments Share Your Views


  1. We can’t give exam in this situation at any cost.We oppose this examination.Once state has said they will give mark sheet before 10 july,,we are happy with this dicision.

  2. “”Exam should be CANCELLED”” How long we should wait.. there are even half portions to get completed. No online classes nothing were there… If there is exam, there is high chance for a big failure of 3rd yrs.. Then how do they recover? UGC is killing the time of final years..

  3. Please final your decision once and then announce it in public it creates mess in mind sometimes you say we will take exam now your are promoting first clear your confusion then announce in public

  4. Please asked clearly. Kyu condused karrahe ho students ko . Final year exams in punjab , maharastra , haryana , rajasthan me honge ya nahi . Clearly baton .

  5. The better solution is pass everyone in same equality and the remaining back log give 2 subject life, so till 2 kt student will clear, and more then 2 have to attempt in next semester

  6. Hi, I would like to inform you that they haven’t cancelled any exams in Rajasthan as of right now, they are mid discussion as to which streams should give exams and which shouldn’t, also exams for M.B.B.S. final year stream is still ongoing as we have been informed that the decision to cancel exams are on applicable for M.B.B.S. students which have the highest chances of getting infected.

  7. It would be great if they can announce the guidelines within a day or two. Deferring the announcement is doing good to none. I request ‘The Print’ to get the insight of the final date of announcement. Taking online exams(OBE) in DU is extremely a headache. Their servers don’t work, in mock test they uploaded any question paper. Are they even serious?! Just playing with our future.

  8. U don’t mentioned that medical exams are not canceled n students r fighting for their rights. We r also same as other students. Pls help us we are just demanding postponement of exams till the situation don’t become normal not to cancel them .

  9. Please ask them to publish it as soon as possible. We are in great mental tension. Please consider us. Please make the updated guidelines applicable to kerala also. Please.

  10. What happens if a college holds exams before the guidelines are out? I study in DTU and they are holding exams for intermediate semesters in a week while exams for final semester have already taken place in May itself.
    Also the condition is same in NSUT as well, and both of these are Delhi government colleges whose spokesperson (Sanjay Singh) yesterday was asking central government to cancel online exams for DU students but has said no word about students in Delhi government colleges.


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