In its affidavit, the government said that students had no access to study materials and college libraries were closed. The Delhi government
has cancelled all online and offline semester exams
this year, including finals, in universities it runs, said a legal news
website on Monday .
The Delhi government
told the Supreme Court
about its decision in a reply to a petition challenging University
Grants Commission guidelines mandating conduct of final year exams
by September 30.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led government directed state universities to cancel all exams
on July 11 citing the fast-spreading Covid-19 pandemic. Moreover, the government further informed the apex court that the universities were asked to devise alternative assessment measures to promote students of intermediary semesters and grant degrees to students of final semesters.
As per Live Law website, the government in its affidavit before the Supreme Court
said that the decision was taken by Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister/Higher and Technical Education
Minister of NCT of Delhi in view of extraordinary circumstances created by the pandemic. In its affidavit, the government said that students had no access to study materials and college libraries were closed.
As per the Affidavit GGSIP University
has around 27,000 final year students and devising mechanism for assessment to award marks to final year student
The state universities under the Delhi government
include the National Law University, NLU, Delhi Technological University, DTU, Ambedkar University, AU, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Netaji Subhas University
of Technology, NSUT, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women and others.
Separately, the Maharashtra government also informed the Supreme Court
that after long deliberation its State Disaster Management Authority has taken a 'conscious decision' to not hold final year exams in professional and non-professional courses due to Covid-19.