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NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission stated on Saturday that of 945 universities asked to share status of the conduct of examination, 755 had responded by Saturday with 560 claiming they had either held the examination or are planning to conduct them.
The commission in its revised guidelines on July 6 stated that the final exams have to be conducted by September-end and that the exams are mandatory. The UGC on Saturday reiterated that performance in examinations contributes to merit, lifelong credibility, wider global acceptability for admissions, scholarships, awards, placements, and better future prospects. In a statement it said: “A large number of best universities across the world including the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and other countries, have conducted or are conducting examinations by giving various options such as online/offline/blended or other alternative forms of examinations.
While making the exams mandatory, the guidelines also mentioned that in case a student of terminal semester/ final year is unable to appear in the examination conducted by the university for any reason, he/she may be given opportunity to appear in special examinations for such course(s)/ paper(s), which may be conducted by the university as and when feasible, so that the student is not put to any inconvenience/ disadvantage.
A total of 194 universities have already conducted examination (on-line/off-line) and 366 are planning to conduct examination (on-line/off-line/blended mode) in August/September.

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