New Delhi: The Supreme Court can give its verdict today for the final year examination of the universities. In this case, on August 18, the apex court had reserved its verdict in the case. The case is being heard by a bench of top court judge Ashok Bhushan, judge R. Subhash Reddy and judge MR Shah. In this case, the court gave all the parties 3 days' time to present the arguments in writing.
It is noteworthy that the UGC had issued a guideline for online or offline final year examinations in the universities by the end of September. These guidelines have been challenged in the apex court. Among the petitioners, corona-afflicted students say that many of the final year students themselves are victims of corona infection, while some family members are suffering from the virus. Forcing such students to appear in the final year examinations is a violation of the right to life conferred under Article 21.
The petitioners have argued that if the results of the 10th and 12th board exams of other education can be declared on the basis of internal assessment, then why can it not be given for final year students. According to the guidelines issued by the UGC recently, final year examinations in universities will be held by the end of September. It has been said in the guideline that final year examinations will be conducted online, offline or through both mediums by the university or institute.