10th May, 2021
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has currently left the decision regarding the examinations to the universities amid an outcry over the Corona transition. They will be able to take the examinations or decide to promote the students directly, given the local conditions. However, in the situation so far, most of the universities have started preparing to promote all the students in the next classes without exams except the final year. For this, the universities have made the guideline set by the UGC for the examinations last year.
According to Dr. Rajneesh Jain, Secretary, UGC, universities are autonomous institutions. In such a situation, they have the right to take any decision at their level regarding examinations and academic sessions etc. The UGC says that the effect of corona infection is less and more in different parts of the country. In such a situation, no standard guideline has been prepared for examinations this time. Universities, meanwhile, have begun preparing to promote first and second-year undergraduate students by scoring marks based on internal assessments or previous year's performance. Along with this, plans are also being made to conduct final year exams in July-August. However, any decision regarding final year examinations will be taken in the first week of June after reviewing the condition of corona infection.
'CBSE Dost for Life' app will take care of mental health
In view of the mental stress of the students, CBSE has launched the app 'CBSE Dost for Life'. Psychological counseling will be provided to students and parents through this app. This app will take care of the mental health of the students and will also give them advice related to career options after 12th.