West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, urging him to re-examine the UGC directive that mandated final examinations in colleges and universities by September-end. In her letter, the chief minister said the July 6 guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) will adversely affect the interests of students.
“In the prevailing situation, such revised guidelines issued by UGC, will only adversely affect the interests of students of West Bengal and all over the country. I understand that various states have already raised the issue with the government of India expressing their concerns and disagreement with the new guidelines,” she said in her letter.
“I would, therefore, request you to get the matter re-examined immediately and restore the earlier advisory of UGC. This will facilitate state governments to implement its decision, taken based on the guidelines of UGC, issued on April 29, to protect the interest of the students at national/ international levels,” Banerjee wrote.