All the Vice-Chancellors of the State-aided Universities of West Bengal will communicate this individually to the Chairman, UGC.
The West Bengal Vice-Chancellors' Council, also known as the Upacharya Parishad, has decided not to follow the the latest guideline issued by the University Grant Commission (UGC) which compulsorily asked all universities to hold final year/semester exams by end of September.
The 4th meeting of the Upacharya Parishad was held on July 10 to discuss the revised guideline issued by the UGC on July 6. After threadbare discussions, the Upacharya Parishad adopted a resolution unanimously, which read: “Resolved that all the state-aided Universities of the State of West Bengal will follow the Guidelines issued by the UGC on 29.04.2020 followed by the Advisory issued in this regard by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal dated 27.06.2020, in respect of the process of evaluation and publication of results of the terminal examinations of both UG and PG courses of studies, which is almost in the process of completion.”
“Further resolved that all the Vice-Chancellors of the State-aided Universities of West Bengal will communicate individually to the Chairman, UGC, stating the reasons of not following the revised UGC Guidelines dated 06.07.2020 in this respect immediately,” the resolution further read.
The President of West Bengal Vice-Chancellors' Council is Dr. Suranjan Das, Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University and the Secretary of the Council is Dr. Subires Bhattacharyya, Vice Chancellor, University of North Bengal.
In April, the UGC had issued guidelines stating that universities could give equal focus to previous semesters and internal assessment while marking the students of final semester. While on July 6, the UGC changed this and made it compulsory for all the universities to hold the final semester examination by the end of September either online or offline or in a blended mode.
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