Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Karnataka State University has decided to postpone the exams of all its affiliated colleges. Earlier, the law degree exams were scheduled to be on September 25 but later on postponed after the official meeting chaired by JC Madhuswamy, the Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister of the Karnataka Government.
The petition was filed by Purbayan Chakraborty, a 3rd-year law student of Karnataka State Law University saying that the intermediate students should be promoted on the basis of University Grant Commission (UGC) guidelines in which it says that, 50% weightage should be given to internal examinations and 50% weightage should be given to marks scored in the previous semester. The decision allegedly violated the UGC guidelines, mandating the promotion of intermediate semester students on the basis of an alternate evaluation scheme.
Siddaramaiah, who is the leader of the opposition in the Karnataka Assembly also demanded the postponement of the law degree examinations due to the rapid spread and rise of COVID-19 cases in the state.