University Exams 2020: GTU students write to UGC, demand to cancel examinations

University Exams 2020
University Exams 2020

Dissatisfaction among students is increasing due to the uncertainty surrounding the university examinations due to the coronavirus epidemic crisis. If there is a demand for cancellation of examinations, then on the basis of which questions are being issued on the basis of which the results of the first year and second year will be released without examination. Meanwhile, students of Gujarat Technical University (GTU) have written to the University Grants Commission (UGC), demanding cancellation of the examinations.

As per the Ahmedabad Mirror report, students of GTU Final Year have started opposing the university’s decision to conduct the examination on 2 July. It is being told that a few days ago, Vice-Chancellor of GTU Naveen Sethrote wrote a letter to the UGC demanding autonomy to the universities in the matter of conducting the examination. GTU is preparing to conduct final examinations from 2 July.

Students of various courses of GTU wrote a letter to UGC demanding that guidelines be issued to GTU not to take examinations keeping in mind the coronavirus infection. The students demanded that the GTU exams, especially the finals, be canceled as GTU was neither following the rules of social distancing nor sanitization was being done here.

In the letter written to the UGC by the students, it has been said that Gujarat ranks fourth in the country in corona cases. Actis is at number 6 in cases and third in deaths. So it can be very difficult to conduct examinations here.  The students also played demanding exams, the students should be marked further based on their merit. This may prevent many students from corona infection. 

On this matter, it has been said by the university that if they get such Nisha instructions from the UGC, then they will execute merit-based progress instead of the necessary examinations. Even final year students will be passed on this basis.