UGC sticks to term examination by September end guideline, MHRD releases sop for examination

UGC sticks to term examination by September end guideline, MHRD releases sop for examination

Written By: / Monday, 13 July 2020 16:39

“The decision of UGC is irrational, irresponsible and undemocratic.” – AIFUCTO

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Imphal, July 13:

The Ministry on Human Resources Development (MHRD), the apex body on Higher education in the country released fresh SOPs for examinations to be conducted by Universities keeping in line with the University Grant Commission (UGC) earlier stand on compulsory term examination for various undergraduate and Post-Graduate courses under these Universities by September end. The Ministry released 31 SOPs yesterday including compulsory use of face masks, sanitizers, maintenance of proper sanitation and physical distancing inside the examination hall etc.

The decision of the UGC and the HRD Ministry meanwhile have been condemned by student community who are running various campaigns on social media platform. #StudentLivesMatter was trending on twitter and facebook. Meanwhile, the All India Federation of University & College Teachers’ Organisation (AIFUCTO), have termed the decision of the Commission to conduct term examination amidst the rising Corona pandemic as symbolic of experts in an ivory tower taking decision with short sightedness and divorced from ground reality. AIFUCTO has already presented memorandum to MHRD and UGC to immediately withdraw the UGG guidelines of 6th July, 2020. The Federation further urged the UGC to come up with an alternative and credible method of evaluation of students based on marks obtained in the internal/assignment/ practical in the semester.

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Kshetrimayum Birosh Singh

Kshetrimayum Birosh Singh

Kshetrimayum Birosh Singh is an intern working with Imphal Times and is currently pursuing MA – Mass Communication, Manipur University.
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