Legal News - 12th July 2020

All exams in Delhi state-run universities cancelled.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia yesterday, said that the Delhi government has decided to cancel all upcoming semester and final year exams in all state government-run universities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Sisodia announced this decision over Twitter, along with a video


“In light of the major disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, Delhi government has decided to cancel all Delhi state university exams including final exams,” he tweeted.

Sisodia said these Delhi state run universities have been asked to promote their students and award them degrees, adopting some methodology of evaluation so that the students can apply for jobs or higher education.

The Deputy CM stated: “Unprecedented times require unprecedented decisions.”

Sisodia also informed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will write to the central government,

requesting cancellation of exams for the central universities as well.

Background –

The Delhi University exams for final year students had been getting postponed for the past month. With students preparing for the exams and then getting a new date. Delhi University had postponed exams of final year undergraduate, postgraduate students of all streams scheduled to begin on July 10,2020. The order came after ex-UGC chairman along with DU professors had written to the UGC asking them to the exams as students were facing serious mental pressure over final year exams being conducted online or offline later

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