CM urges PM to ensure UGC withdraws its fresh guidelines on final exams
| Tuesday | 28th July, 2020
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to ensure that the University Grants Commission (UGC) withdraw its guideline making final semester examinations mandatory in colleges and varsities.
The reason being it will increase the risk of students getting infected to COVID-19.
In a revised guideline on July 6, UGC had stated that final semester examinations for students will be mandatory and should be held by the end of September 2020.
Banerjee raised the issue during the video conference with the Prime Minister on Monday.
She said: "UGC had given a letter on April 29 stating that terminal examinations are not compulsory.