Gujarat HC issues notice to Gujarat University on plea of law students to quash the notification of conducting offline exams

Gujarat High Court has issued notice for a petition filed by law students against Gujarat University’s decision to conduct offline examination. A few students belonging to the Gujarat University represented by Advocate Kishan Chakwawala have filed a writ petition seeking for the court to direct Gujarat University to conduct online exams.

The bench has issued an order to serve the copy of petition to the respondent’s counsel on 3rd of June 2021. On 28th May 2021, the Gujarat University issued a notice to conduct offline exams for law students even after the prevailing state of rising COVID-19 cases.

The notification has thus been challenged before the Gujarat High Court, wherein the students have submitted that various colleges in the State are conducting online exams and that even BCI has formerly directed colleges pan India to conduct online exams.

It is further contended by the students that the risk while taking offline exams are profound considering that many students belong to other States and would be unable to appear for physical examination due to travel restrictions and health concerns. It would further expose both the students and staff to the risk of contracting coronavirus.

It is urged before the court to set aside the notification of Gujarat University and to direct the University to conduct examination online.

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