is finally here. Exams are Mandatory. While the State orders of cancelling the examinations have been upheld, Supreme Court has announced that the degrees cannot be granted without the examinations. The states can, in turn approach UGC to extend the September 30 deadline. . it has also ruled in favour of UGC and said exams mandatory. If a state wants final exams to be postponed beyond UGC deadline of Sept 30, they have to consult UGC for fixing fresh date for final examination in that state.