Teachers from Delhi University, Mumbai University and Jawaharlal Nehru University have written a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC), requesting the educational body to cancel exams and evaluate the students’ results on the basis of previous performance.

In the latest guidelines, UGC had allowed all the affiliated universities to conduct exams in September. To speak up on the behalf of students, 28 teachers from different universities, including former UGC chairman Sukhdeo Thorat, wrote a letter to the chairman, seeking cancellation of the exams of at least final year students.

The letter sent to UGC chairman DP Singh, dated July 9, 2020, read: “The UGC’s latest advisory on examinations is unfortunate because it takes us backwards rather than forward. It effectively extends the period for holding of exams (for final year/semester cohorts) until September, the second such postponement. And it creates fresh uncertainty for states that had already decided to cancel exams.”

On Saturday, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that his government has decided to cancel all Delhi state university exams due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The degrees will be awarded on the basis of the evaluation parameters decided by the universities.

“All the students in Delhi state universities will be promoted to next semesters and the final year students can awarded their degree basis their past performance,” Sisodia said.