The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday permitted the conduct of exams by Universities and Institutes.
The final term examinations are to be compulsory conducted as per the UGC guidelines and academic calander for universities and as per the Standard Operating Procedure approved by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
In a press statement issued late Monday evening, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said: “Ministry of Home Affairs, in a letter to the Union Higher Education Secretary, today permitted conduct of examinations by universities and institutions.”
The MHA statement, however, didn’t clarify the mode — online or offline — in which the exams would be conducted.
“The final term examinations are to be compulsorily conducted as per the UGC guidelines on examinations and academic calendar and as per the standard operating procedure approved by the MoHFW (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare),” it added.
The UGC is also in favour of holding final examination, and will ask all states and central universities to conduct the final exams.
The UGC will allow institutes to conduct examination in the mode most feasible to them, officials added.
“There was a meeting of the commission members today and there is a decision in favour of conducting exams. The MHA and MoHFW have also given the due permission now and the universities will be allowed to conduct exams keeping all the social distancing protocols put in place by the government,” a senior UGC official said.