Mysuru, August 24:- Karnataka State Law University’s (KSLU) decision to conduct examinations for law students has been sharply criticised. At a protest organised near Mysuru District Law Courts Complex here on Monday (August 24), the protesters said it was illogical on the part of KSLU to conduct exams amidst coronavirus.
The protesters said, “The students are being taken for a ride. Due to coronavirus pandemic, unexpected incidents are taking place in the country and the world. So many lives have been lost in the last couple of months due to the pandemic. Asking students to appear for the exams at this juncture is uncalled for. According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), barring final year students, the other students of first-year and second-year degree, should be promoted without any examinations. On the contrary, KSLU is getting ready to conduct exams. So many students from other states are expected to come to Karnataka for exams. If something goes awry, who will take the responsibility? KSLU has not made any arrangement for the outstation students. PGs and hostels have been shut and as a result, students will be put to hardship. Half the syllabus has also not been completed and online tuitions have been a flop. Given this situation, it is better to pass students of the first and second-year degree without exams.“
National Students Union of India (NSUI) district president Rafiq Ali H A and other leaders were present. (MR/KS)