CM Kejriwal writes to PM Modi seeking cancellation of DU exams

“For the sake of our youth, I urge Hon’ble PM to personally intervene and cancel final year exams of DU and other central government universities and save the future,” Kejriwal tweeted while sharing his letter to Modi.

Written by July 11, 2020 19:40

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention for cancellation of final year exams of Delhi University and other Central universities in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

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In letter to PM Modi, Kejriwal said “unprecedented decisions” need to be taken during the prevalence of a pandemic such as COVID-19.

“For the sake of our youth, I urge Hon’ble PM to personally intervene and cancel final year exams of DU and other central government universities and save the future,” Kejriwal tweeted while sharing his letter to Modi.

“World over, the prominent universities in big countries have awarded degrees on the basis of internal assessment in this time of coronavirus,” he said.

Some states including Delhi have issued directions to their universities to cancel all the examinations and award degrees through alternative means of assessment.

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Prominent universities like Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Law Universities (NLUs) have already awarded degrees to the final semester students on the basis of internal assessment. Then why can’t other universities do so, he questioned.

“The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and UGC are not ready to change their decision. It seems only your intervention can solve this problem,” Kejriwal wrote to Modi.

He requested the Prime Minister that the Central government and the UGC should amend their directions and cancel last semester exams in wider interest of the students.