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Maharashtra News Respect SC order, will talk to VCs on exams: Maharashtra minister

Maharashtra News Respect SC order, will talk to VCs on exams: Maharashtra ministerMaharashtra News

By: PTI | Mumbai |

Updated: August 28, 2020 5:45:24 pm

Maharashtra had earlier stated that it will not maintain exams for last yr college students (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh/Representational)

Maharashtra greater and technical training minister Uday Samant on Friday stated the state authorities respects the Supreme Court verdict within the UGC matter and will resolve about holding examinations after consultations with vice-chancellors of universities.

Earlier within the day, the Supreme Court stated that states and universities cannot promote students without holding final year exams by September 30.

Upholding the University Grants Commission choice to maintain last yr exams, a bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan stated if any state feels they’ll’t conduct exams by that date amid the coronavirus pandemic, they have to strategy the UGC for brand spanking new dates to maintain the examination.

Speaking to reporters right here, Samant stated, The state authorities respects the decision of the Supreme Court. I will focus on the difficulty with vice-chancellors of universities and take additional choice.” We will examine the decision intimately after which take acceptable actions, he stated.

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The SC has relaxed UGC pointers of conducting all exams earlier than September 30. We will focus on the difficulty with Disaster Management Committee, he stated.

Samant stated well being of scholars stays high precedence in view of the pandemic. “We want to give precedence to college students’ well being as properly. In the present state of affairs, college students shouldn’t catch any an infection if exams are carried out, he stated.

The Yuva Sena, the youth wing of the Shiv Sena – which heads the federal government in Maharashtra – is without doubt one of the petitioners within the SC and has questioned the UGC’s directive to maintain examinations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The UGC had earlier stated the July 6 pointers are primarily based on suggestions of specialists and have been made after due deliberation and it’s unsuitable to declare that it will not be potential to conduct the ultimate examinations when it comes to the rules.

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