To Keep Offline Examination In Abeyance During May 2021, UGC to Universities


By Jyoti Rana

New Delhi : The University Grants Commission has asked universities not to conduct offline exams in May and decide on conducting online exams after assessing local conditions. The commission stressed in its letter to all universities and colleges that during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, health and safety of everyone is most important.

Online exams are allowed provided universities ensure they are prepared in all respects and adhere to the directions and guidelines issued by the Central Government, state governments, the Education Ministry, and the UGC.

As we are all aware that second wave of covid-19 is being faced in several parts of the country during this time insurance safety and health of everyone is most important institution across the country have already been taking best possible measures in this directions.


Keeping in view the country scenario of covid-19 it is requested that higher education institution may keep the offline examination in abeyance during may 2021 to avoid physical gathering at the campuses and also provide much needed relief to the student for calorie and staff who are presently occupied in fighting covid-19 in one way or others UGC said.

For conduct of offline examination HEIs may decide suitably after assessing local conditions and ensuring that they are prepared in all respects following advisories/ guidelines/directions issued by the central and state government ministry of education or UGC from the time to time to prevent spread of covid-19 and for the safety and health of the stakeholders.

The situation maybe relooked by the HEIs during next month for taking appropriate decisions in this regard.