| Bengaluru (karnataka) |
Updated: April 22, 2021 9:01:08 pm
In the wake of Karnataka asserting new measures comparable to a weekend curfew and extended night curfew timings till May 4, the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Wednesday clarified that the continued examinations held for first-semester undergraduate engineering college students shall proceed, “as per academic requirement.”
“The first semester examinations will be conducted as per the schedule notified with all precautions and safety measures in place,” Registrar Prof A S Deshpande stated. He added that college students who would possibly miss the examination due to the pandemic state of affairs can be allowed to attend the exams later. (*19*)
Deshpande additionally issued a round mentioning such college students can be allowed to transfer to the second semester to attend classes, clarifying that the ability can be open solely to BE common college students.
#Karnataka: Remaining first sem UG Engg exams to proceed, VTU clarifies. Those lacking exams due to Covid-19 state of affairs can be allowed to take exams throughout second sem “as first attempt” (just for common BE college students) @ieeducation_job @IndianExpress (1/2)
— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) April 21, 2021
Meanwhile, VTU officers added that exams for 2 topics have been accomplished with 98 per cent of the scholars attending the identical. “Only four more exams are pending and a delay in completing them would further harm the academic schedule and even the future career of these students,” an official instructed Indianexpress.com
VTU had earlier reported that the educational schedule is already delayed by 4 months for the continued semesters due to the lockdown final 12 months.
The varsity that holds the authority over engineering training in Karnataka additionally introduced that even semester classes would begin on May 19. The authorities are but to make clear whether or not these classes can be held offline or on-line.
However, a number of college students have been demanding the varsity to postpone examinations citing the pandemic and the continued bus strike throughout the state. “I really don’t understand why VTU is very particular to conduct these exams putting the lives of many like us at risk. Several students are forced to travel from neighbouring states like Maharashtra, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu to attend these exams which is unfair to all. This situation has strained us psychologically as well,” a scholar from Mysuru stated.
there is a 17k+ spike of circumstances in Karnataka at this time, *highest* ever spike because the pandemic started. The vtu examination wants to be postponed, If each different board can postpone like BU, why does vtu stand adamant. Care for the folks for as soon as, moderately than yourselves #postponevtuexams
— Lavanya Ballal | ಲಾವಣ್ಯ ಬಲ್ಲಾಳ್ (@LavanyaBallal) April 18, 2021
Owing to the fixed demand by college students, a number of politicians within the state too had urged the authorities to postpone the examinations. One amongst them, Lavanya Ballal, Congress’ nationwide social media coordinator tweeted, “there’s a 17k+ spike of cases in Karnataka today, *highest* ever spike since the pandemic began. The vtu exam needs to be postponed, If every other board can postpone like BU, why does vtu stand adamant. Care for the people for once, rather than yourselves.”
On Sunday, Bangalore Student Community (BSC) president Dhruv Jatti tweeted a duplicate of his grievance mail despatched to the Prime Minister’s Office demanding exams to be rescheduled later. “I have requested him (PM) to discharge C N Ashwathnarayan (Higher Education Minister) from his duty as he is unable to handle any student concerns,” Jatti added.