The Telangana High Court today, September 15, 2020, Tuesday dismissed a batch of petitions filed seeking postponement of degree(UG) and PG final semester/ year examinations 2020 or to conduct them through an online method by keeping in mind Covid 19 condintions in the state .
A division bench of the high court comprising the chief justice of the state Justice RS Chauhan and Justice B.Vijaysen Reddy directed the state government to follow the standard operating procedure and take all safety measures to contain the spew of the COVID-19 pandemic while conducting examinations.
During the course of arguments, the state government told the High Court that it had taken a policy decision to hold the semester and final year examinations of undergraduate and postgraduate courses through offline mode.
Referring to the autonomous educational institutions, it said that they were given freedom to decide whether to hold the examinations either in online or offline mode.
The government also said that it would consider all those who pass in the supplementary exams as regular students.
After hearing the government's submissions, the High Court refused to interfere into the issue by stating that it was a policy decision of the state government and added that it can’t interfere into the policy decision of the state government.
Intervening at this juncture , the counsel for the petitioners urged the HC to ask the state government to furnish the details of the schedule to hold the supplementary exams .
Responding to this the counsel for the JNTU said that they would hold the supplementary exams in two months time.