A majority of students were unable to fill up the online forms and due to lockdown and curfew-like situations. They couldn’t go to their campuses for the completion of formalities. NU officials, however, stated that colleges want to recover tuition and other fees from students and it was the reason they weren’t allowing them to fill up the exam forms.
As per the summer exam schedule released by the Board of Examination and Evaluation (BOEE) director Prafulla Sable, 988 exams, including theory, practical, and viva-voce would be conducted over three and half months period from June 15 to September 26. All papers would be held online through a web-based link.
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In the first phase, practical exams of final year/semester undergraduate courses would commence from June 15 while the theory would begin from June 29.
In the second and third phase, practical exams for final year/semester postgraduate programmes along with one year certificate, diploma and PG diploma would start from July 12 while the theory papers would be held from July 19.
The last phase of the PG first year/second-semester papers would commence from September 13 with practical exams and the end of September 25 with theory papers. The theory/practical exams of all odd UG and PG semesters would be held after the completion of the winter-2020 exams. As per the notification, the university would be declaring the schedule of the education faculty later.
Sable once again reiterated that colleges on not calling the students to campuses for filling up forms considering the pandemic situation and advised them to use online technology.
A section of students had demanded cancellation of exams and sought promotion to the next semester like last year citing the pandemic situation where many of them had contracted the deadly disease. Some of them had also lost either one or both parents or their close relatives to the contagious virus. However, the exam director had already rejected their request, clarifying that the students would suffer losses.
Earlier this week, TOI had reported how students ran a campaign on Twitter under the hashtag #rtmnu_to get the exams cancelled.