Bengal to hold exams in October

News Desk: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said the final year exams of colleges and universities in the state will be held in October, before the Durga Puja begins on October 22.

She said “I won’t blame the court. But I want to ask the Centre’s UGC why are putting students in trouble. In America, they opened schools, students went and one lakh students got coronavirus infection”.

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that the final year examinations won’t be cancelled as no student can be promoted without the examinations. However, if the states want, then they can appeal to the UGC seeking some relaxations. It’s not clear whether UGC will allow holding the examinations in October.