After Delhi Government decided to cancel final year exams of all universities and colleges under Delhi state govt., Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on July 11 asks PM Narendra Modi to intervene and direct UGC and MHRD to cancel final year exams of all Central Universities including DU, JMI and JNU, considering the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country.
In his letter written to PM Modi, Kejriwal said, “For the sake of our youth, I urge the honourable Prime Minister to personally intervene and cancel final year exams of DU and other central government universities and save the future”.
“If institutes like IIT and NLU have already awarded degrees to their students on the basis of internal assessment, then why can’t other universities do the same?” the Chief Minister asked.
Through his letter CM urged the centre and UGC to amend their guidelines for the larger benefit of the students and save their future by cancellation of their last semester exams.
“Global universities have also awarded degrees on basis of internal assessment in the time of pandemic” he pointed out.
“Since no studies took place this semester. It was not possible to hold exams. So we have asked universities to cancel exams and promote students on basis of past results or progressive method of evaluation,” Mr Sisodia, who is also Delhi’s education minister, was quoted by news agency PTI.
Delhi Government issued guidelines for cancellation of exams in universities under their governance which includes Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi Technological University, Ambedkar University and Indra Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women.
Earlier, UGC “revised” its exam guidelines suggesting the conduct of final year exams latest by September.