A bench of Justice BR Gavai and Justice BP Colabawalla, on hearing of PIL and writ petition clubbed together sought relief for the postponement of the semester exams.
Due to the Order and Service Management (OSM) system and the delay causing the decleration of results of undergraduate students, the admissions to the LLM course got delayed.
As per the UGC Regulations 2003 and the BCI norms, a minimum period of 180 days is allocated for every academic year, thereby 90 days per semester.
Advocate Rui Rodrigues, appearing on behalf of the University contended that the students must have prepared for the examination earlier and thereby, there shall be no delay in the examination schedule.
The Court passed the following order:-
- Such students who are not appearing for the examination commencing the next day, such absence will not amount to failure of such students in the first semester examinations.
- Such students who opt not to appear in the examination, would be permitted to appear for the first semester examination, as well as the second semester examinations simultaneously, and such appearance will be treated as the first appearance.