Final term examinations will be compulsory…
Home Ministry gave permission for universities for examinations

New Delhi. The central government said on Monday that universities and educational institutions can conduct final examinations keeping in mind the COVID-19 safety guidelines of the Ministry of Health. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it said, "In a letter to the Union Higher Education Secretary, the Ministry of Home Affairs has given permission to conduct examinations by universities and institutes today." According to the letter issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, final term examinations will be compulsory and will be taken as per the UGC guidelines. 

Also, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Ministry of Health will also be followed. Till now several states including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Haryana had canceled the higher education exam and decided to promote the students based on previous demonstrations. Recently, the Gujarat government reversed within a few hours after announcing its decision to conduct the final year examination. On the other hand, the Rajasthan government has also canceled undergraduate and postgraduate examinations in all the universities of the state. 

A day earlier, Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' had asked the University Grants Commission to 'reconsider' the academic calendar and guidelines issued in April. Explain that the lockdown was implemented in the country from March 25 to control the corona epidemic. Various examinations conducted by universities and other educational institutions of the country were being deferred since March. During the unlock stages in the country, many activities have been allowed in all the areas except the Containment Zone, but regular operation of schools, colleges, universities and other academic institutions has not started.