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Madras HC says Tamil Nadu govt order cancelling arrear exams not acceptable – Times of India

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Wednesday took objection to a Tamil Nadu authorities order (GO) of August 2020 cancelling arrear exams of school college students in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and held the GO was not acceptable to it. The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy, which made the commentary whereas passing additional interim orders on the PILs from advocate Ramkumar Adityan and former Anna University VC E Balagurusamy, directed the state authorities and the UGC to reach at an answer that may be taken by means of an examination or another technique.

“The State and the UGC should put their heads together to suggest any ameliorate measures that may be taken by way of an exam or some other method.”

“There is no doubt that lakhs of students, who had thought that they had cleared the particular course after writing the final semester exam may have to be held back because they did not clear previous papers.”

“At the same time, unqualified persons cannot be certified to have qualified to pursue professional courses or even higher studies,” the judges stated.

Earlier, Advocate-General Vijay Narayan instructed the judges that the exemption had been granted solely to arts and science programs for the reason that regulatory our bodies of different skilled programs like drugs, engineering and regulation, refused their sanction.

The court docket additionally identified the UGC pointers, which do not present such a situation. “The State government appears to have cancelled arrear exams in violation of UGC guidelines and they are absolutely unacceptable,” the bench stated.

The court docket then adjourned the matter until April 15 after directing the UGC and the State authorities to collectively work and discover out an answer that may serve the curiosity of college students with out compromising on the sanctity of the system, however the COVID-19 pandemic. CORR SA BN BN

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