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Decision to scrap final year exams void: UGC

IndiaTimes Thursday, 13 August 2020
The University Grants Commission told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the decision of the Maharashtra and Delhi governments to cancel final year college exams due to Covid was void ab initio (invalid at the outset) and could not override its order to universities to hold the exams by September 30 through online or offline modes, reports Dhananjay Mahapatra.
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