UGC tells varsities to postpone exams, suspends evaluation process


New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday directed varsities all around India to postpone examinations scheduled to be held till March 31.

The commission in its circular mentioned that, following the direction of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), it has requested varsities to suspend examinations and evaluation work till the stated date.

The commission also requested the varsities to take the following precautionary measures to face the situation arising out of COVID-19.

List of precautionary measures from UGC:

1. All ongoing university examinations may be rescheduled to after March 31.

2. All evaluation work may be rescheduled to after March 31.

3. All educational institutions to maintain regular communication with the students and teachers through electronic means and keep them fully informed so that there is no anxiety among students, teachers and parents.

4. All educational institutions to notify helpline numbers/ emails which students can access for their queries.

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