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There are two factors why Indian universities couldn’t do what a national education policy is now trying to achieve. Before implementing NEP, let's understand those first.
The bench was informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre and the UGC, that he would apprise the court about MHA's stand on the issue.
UGC has been facing student protests following its 6 July directive that final-year exams have to be held despite Covid, in a mode of university’s choice.
UGC issued a circular Thursday, detailing SOPs for colleges and that they conduct a risk-assessment before holding exams. Health of students and staff to be monitored too.
UGC Monday received clearance from home ministry to mandatorily conduct final-year college and university exams, an order that at once triggered a controversy.
Students and parents have severely criticised UGC’s decision, saying the commission is ‘playing with students’ lives’. They have demanded cancellation of the final-year exams.
MHA order says the final exams are to be compulsorily conducted according to UGC guidelines. UGC said it is upto colleges to decide how they want to conduct the exams.
UGC has approached its expert committee, asking it to rethink the idea of holding exams in July and come up with an alternative solution.
Study says India should adopt Eligibility Enrollment Ratio instead of Gross Enrollment Ratio, stressing that the former is ‘more realistic projection of college enrollment numbers’.
The paper has been authored by Anil Kumar and Rupali Roy, both staff of the ministry’s DGHS, who published it in a journal flagged as a predatory one by the UGC.