PIB terms UGC notice circulating on social media around offline exams as ‘FAKE’

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Manager Editorial
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 12:19 IST

PIB has advised students to refer only to the official website of the UGC for authentic information

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) FactCheck has alerted against a fake University Grants Commission (UGC) notice regarding universities examinations being conducted offline.

PIB has advised students to refer only to the notices issued by the UGC through its official website from time to time for authenticated information.

A fake notice circulating on social media claim that UGC has instructed universities to conduct offline semester examinations at home centres due to COVID-19. PIB has tweeted that University Grants Commission has not issued any such notice.

As per the PIB FactCheck: “This public notice is #FAKE!. University Grants Commission has NOT issued any such notice.”

UGC notifies students and universities through its official website, ugc.ac.in, about any changes related to academic activity or decisions around semester or term examinations.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year, UC has been issuing various guidelines related to offline and online classes, examinations and evaluations methodology to be adopted along with SOPs to reopen campuses in line with the Ministry of Home Affair (MHA) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) guidelines.

Apart from this, the UGC also publishes other information through its website, which are later circulated through its official social media handles.

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Abhay an alumnus of IIMC and Delhi University, has over a decade long experience of reporting on various beats of journalism. During his free time he prefers listening to music or play indoor and outdoor games.


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