Advocate Alak Alok Srivastava requested the highest court docket to move an interim order as many college students are caught in flood-affected areas in Bihar and Assam. “How will they journey my lord?” argued Srivastava. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan stated the court docket is just not passing any interim order now and posted the matter for additional listening to on August 10.
The apex court docket additionally requested Solicitor Common Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, to make the MHA stand clear on the matter. Mehta replied will probably be carried out by Monday. He insisted that college students’ shouldn’t be underneath the impression that they don’t have to arrange for the exams, as a substitute they need to put together.
Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, showing for final-year regulation pupil Yash Dubey, argued earlier than the bench that there are 16 lakh circumstances of COVID-19 now, and the response by UGC has been filed with none utility of thoughts. He requested the highest court docket to look at the sooner tips after which have a look at the rules issued on July 6. “Heavens is not going to fall if exams are cancelled”, stated Singhvi.
The College Grants Fee (UGC) has advised the Supreme Court docket that it isn’t doable to change its July 6 tips mandating universities throughout India to conduct their final-year examinations by September-end.
The UGC knowledgeable the court docket that the knowledgeable committee, headed by Prof R.C. Kuhad, submitted a report recommending that terminal semester examinations must be performed by universities/establishments by the top of September.
This report was deliberated and permitted by the UGC in a gathering held on July 6. The Union Ministry of Dwelling Affairs had additionally permitted the schedule of exams by universities and establishments.
“It’s submitted that the UGC has issued such tips to guard the tutorial future of scholars throughout the nation which will likely be irreparably broken if their remaining yr/terminal examinations usually are not held, whereas additionally preserving in thoughts their well being and security,” stated the tutorial regulator in its affidavit.