On Friday, 28th August, Supreme Court said that “state cannot promote students without final year examination”. Ongoing coronavirus crisis, first and second-year exams were canceled and students were promoted to next year but final year college examinations must be held this year but States can ask for dates to be deferred beyond September 30.
According to the court, All students have to take the final exams stage can only postpone them but cannot cancel them. Several petitions regarding the cancellation for the exam because of COVID-19 have come across which includes Yuva Sena of Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray.
The petition referred to difficulties faced by students at a time all educational institutions were closed due to the virus crisis. According to them the students have already completed 5 semesters and had a cumulative Grade point average which could be the basis of result without a final exam. Regarding the supreme court told that the “internal assessment will not suffice”, the hearing was then through the videoconferencing where justice Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy, and MR Shah present. The judges said that it states feel they can not conduct exams by September 20 days can approach UGC for relief.