Mysuru, July 27:- The All India Democratic Students’ Association (AIDSO) has on Monday (July 27) held protests in front of Crawford Hall here against the decision of the University of Mysore (UoM) to conduct examinations for Post-Graduate students and refresher classes for Under-Graduates.
In a press statement, the students organisation said, the UoM in a recent notification published the dates for exams for PG students and refresher classes for UG students, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic the exams and classes should have not been conducted. “Experts, academicians and parents of students have advised not to conduct classes and exams and despite this the UoM administration is going ahead to hold the exams and the students demanded that as other exams were cancelled due to the pandemic, the PG exams also be scrapped.”
AIDSO further states that, we condemn the move by the varsity where it has asked students to join classes from August 11. In a circular the varsity has asked the UG students to appear for exams on August 21 and for PG students on September 1, thus putting the students into a lot of inconvenience. “The students from Hassan, Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts will find it to difficult to commute to Mysuru and appear for the exams as several areas are under quarantine, containment zones and also sealed down.”
“On the other hand, several hostels where the students were housed earlier have now been turned into Covid Care Centres (CCCs), this manifest the students ordeal, it is difficult to maintain social distancing norms while commuting to and from exam centres and for attending classes, in public places, the government has projected the peak of the coronavirus cases in August. The portions have not been covered, research work, projects, dissertation, seminars and practical tests have also not been completed. This situation is bound to affect the students and they are not in a position to write the exams,” the press release said.
Considering the hardship faced by students, AIDSO has urged the UoM administration to withdraw the circular and drop the PG exams and to not hold UG classes so soon.
AIDSO has threatened to launch an online protest against the impractical move of UoM. AIDSO vice president Asia Begum and others participated in the protest. (NAV, KS)