Bhubaneswar: The Odisha higher education secretary Saswat Mishra has urged the University Grant C commission has to shift he semester and year for conducting the under graduate and post graduate examinations.

” UGC has stipulated that final semester/year UG and PG examinations must be compulsorily held by 30.09.2020. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has also upheld this revised guideline of UGC; though granting liberty to States to make an application to UGC for extending the dateline of 30.09.2020 in case they do feel so.”

Pointing out that the University Vice Chancellors and Principals of Autonomous Colleges are of the view that since they had earlier not planned to conduct final semester/year UG and PG examinations, about twenty days-time would be required to make necessary preparation for conducting the examination, the HE secretary has appealed the UGC secretary in a letter on Wednesday to allow time till 20th September.