The University Grants commission which is in-charge of higher education in India has threatened action against states if they refuse to follow guidelines on conducting exams for degree courses.
As per the UGC Act, State governments cannot take this decision. Unlike school education, which is on the State list, higher education is on the concurrent list. UGC and AICTE [All India Council for Technical Education] directives have to be implemented by the States.
The UGC had directed that final year examinations must be conducted by September-end in online or offline mode. The Commission said it would tell States which had already cancelled examinations to comply with the fresh directions.