On July 6, the UGC had issued the revised guidelines and academic calendar for the universities, directing them to conduct terminal semesters/final year examinations by the end of September.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) on July 8 in view of the pending university or college exams for final-year students. Attempting to give clarity to students, this notification will also serve as a directive to universities on the safety measures to be adopted during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
On July 6, the UGC had issued the revised guidelines and academic calendar for the universities, directing them to conduct terminal semesters/final year examinations by the end of September. According to the notification, the SOP was “duly vetted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, ” and has been formulated by the Human Resource Development ministry. The SOP was sent to Vice Chancellors of all universities and principals of all colleges.
Here are some points of the Standard Operating Procedure for conducting examinations:
1. The instructions, guidelines and orders issued by the central and state governments concerning the opening of educational institutions and safety and health should be abided by the universities and colleges. However, they may develop stricter provisions and guidelines, if they find it necessary.
2. In case there is a restriction on movements in certain areas, admit/ identity cards issued to the students should be treated as a pass for the movement of students. State Governments should issue instructions to all local authorities to issue movement passes to invigilators and all personnel engaged in the conduct of examination. Entire examination centre floors and walls, doors, gates, should be sprayed with disinfectant.
To get a detailed view of the SOP click here
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