UGC issues notice asking all Universities not to conduct offline exams in May

In its letter to all universities and colleges, UGC underlined that during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of everyone is most important as directed. Also, the conduct of Online exams is allowed only if universities are prepared in all respects and adhere to the directions and guidelines issued by the Central Government, state governments, the Education Ministry, and the UGC.

The following are the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission:

  • Education Ministry had directed all centrally-funded institutions (IITs, NITs, IIITs, Central Universities, etc) not to conduct offline exams in May.

  • Decisions on Examinations will be reviewed again in the first week of June 2021.

  • Physical Gathering to be avoided in the Campuses at all times.

All the Universities including state-run and private will have to adhere to the advisory issued by the UGC.

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