New Delhi: West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday said that the state has written to the UGC, sharing its plans to conduct the final semester varsity exams in October, and is expecting a favourable response in the matter from the statutory organisation. Also Read - BJP Team Reshuffle: 'Served For 40 Years & Got Shunted Out': Bengal Leader Rahul Sinha Hints at Rebellion

Chatterjee also said that the TMC dispensation is confident that the University Grants Commission will agree to the suggestions made by the government for holding the exams. Also Read - First-Year Classes For Session 2020-21 to Begin From November 1, Announces UGC

“The final semester exams will be conducted in accordance with the orders of the Supreme Court. The court has allowed states to hold exams at a date they deem fit, after consultations with the UGC,” he said. It is up to the varsities to decide on the modalities for holding the exams, he added. Also Read - No Cultural Programmes at Durga Puja This Year, Says Mamata Banerjee | Read Full SOP Here

Several institutes in the state such as Calcutta University and North Bengal University have already shared their plan of action for conducting the examinations, while Jadavpur University has said that it will start preparations after the UGC replies to the state’s proposal. The Supreme Court, in a recent order, allowed UGC to ask universities to hold final semester exams by September 30.

It, however, said that states and Union Territories can approach the commission for a deadline extension.