GNDU students upset over long university exam schedule: The Tribune India | Rare Techy
Jalandhar, November 30
Students studying in colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University are reeling as the date sheet for the upcoming examination has been extended.
A student said that his practical exam started on November 22 and theory papers will start from December 6. The theory papers were scheduled to continue till December 27 and resume after the winter break. Ends. Like previous years, all their exams were supposed to be held before the winter break so students could relax during the break, but not this time.
Issue flagged up
Students and teachers have flagged the issue when the date sheet was released. All the principals under the banner of the Principals’ Association reported the matter to the authorities but there was no change. — Ajay Sareen, Principal, HMV College
BBA student Swati Kalra said, “I have seven subjects. I have the exam on 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th of December and after a gap of about a month, the remaining three papers are on 11th, 14th and 17th of January. I don’t understand why the remaining three papers can’t be done before the winter break. We all requested our teachers many times to take up the subject but to no avail.
Pratham, a BA V semester student, said that students studying for BA are more upset than this. “My exam will start on December 6 and continue till January 21. Practical exams were conducted last week. The datesheet should be squeezed to complete the exam by the end of December so that we can plan some training or online courses during the winter break,” Pratham said.
Even the teachers are upset with the exam schedule. “The next semester cannot start until the exams of all the courses are over. This means we will not be able to start the second, fourth and sixth semester classes before January end or February beginning, which will postpone the schedule to the next semester,” said a teacher at Lyallpur Khalsa College.
HMV College Principal Prof Ajay Sareen said, “Students and teachers had flagged this issue to us when GNDU released its date sheet. All the principals under the banner of the Principals’ Association raised the issue with the GNDU authorities but there was no change.