#SpeakUpForStudentspic.twitter.com/1TYY3q58i0— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 10, 2020
The former Congress chief has been attacking the government over its handling of COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak.
On Monday, @HMOIndia and @MoHFW_INDIA, it has been decided that pic.twitter.com/evKTYPwnIa
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 6, 2020
Several states have sought reconsideration of the guidelines. On Thursday, #Covid19 situation, have decided to write to PM @NarendraModi ji to request him to review UGC's decision on holding mandatory examinations for exit classes. We cannot risk the health of our students and, therefore, a pragmatic approach must be adopted. pic.twitter.com/H3KFZXmi3a
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) July 9, 2020
Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal have also expressed concern.
"State Government has today sent a letter to MHRD requesting to reconsider the revised guidelines of UGC and not to make conduct of UG & PG final term exams mandatory. MHRD has been requested to allow the State Government to adhere to its decision of cancellation of these exams," the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Odisha tweeted on Thursday.