On April 6 this yr, Assam College Silchar began offline examination for undergraduate programs denying the calls for of scholars to conduct the exams on-line. A number of college students and academics acquired contaminated to covid-19 virus after attending the examinations which pressured the college to cease it halfway. It was fifth semester examination beneath CBCS programs for the universities affiliated with Assam College Silchar.

Now the college is once more conducting offline examination from Thursday and a bit of scholars are protesting towards it utilizing social media platforms.

Offline lessons in all of the undergraduate faculties beneath Assam College began from September 6 following an SOP issued by Authorities of Assam. On September 7, the College introduced that it’s going to conduct the ultimate (sixth) semester examinations of the three-year diploma programs (CBCS) from September 24 onwards.

Controller of Examinations, Assam College Silchar, Dr. Suprabir Dutta Roy stated that the College has taken the choice following the Normal Working Procedures issued by the Authorities of Assam. “Now we have 35 examination centres the place college students from 61 diploma faculties affiliated to Assam College will take part. The examination shall be performed in offline mode the place we are going to observe the protocols issued by the Authorities of Assam in its newest normal working process. Now we have already mentioned with the faculty authorities earlier than asserting the schedule.”

Although the scholars displayed mass protest in April this yr throughout fifth semester examination, this time they’re comparatively silent. Some college students have expressed their displeasure however they didn’t wish to disclose their names. Some college students began a twitter hashtag #justiceforassamuniversitystudents. Some have written there motive behind the displeasure towards Assam College.

A pupil from Guru Charan Faculty, Silchar has written in twitter tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Residence Minister Amit Shah that his profession is at stake. “As per the UGC Tips, all Universities in India performed their remaining semester exams by month of August (Together with Gauhati College) in on-line mode. Nonetheless, Assam College began the web lessons for the ultimate Semester from July. Whereas virtually all Universities performed on-line and open e book exams by August and now they’re prepared for admissions of grasp diploma programs, whereas college students of Assam College cannot even apply or produce their sixth Semester marksheets,” he wrote.

“Now, after practically 20-25 on-line lessons, the place even 25% syllabus is not accomplished correctly, Assam College declared that offline examination is ranging from 24 Sept 2021 they usually printed routine on September 7. How can a pupil sit for offline exams after solely 20-25 days of sophistication,” he added.

Advocating in favour of open e book examination process, he stated, “Many different Universities took open e book examination in pandemic scenario, and people college students acquired 80-90% marks. So, even when Assam College college students go this examination, they are going to fall behind compared to each different universities. Delhi College’s CUCET Entrance dates are from third week of September, they introduced their dates months in the past as per UGC Tips. So, how will Assam College college students, who utilized for masters programmes in Delhi or some entrance primarily based Universities, will participate in these entrance checks?”

The academics in many of the faculties nonetheless are satisfied with the College’s determination to conduct examination. Nonetheless they didn’t wish to touch upon climate the examination ought to have been taken on-line as an alternative of offline course of.

HOD of Guru Charan Faculty’s Physics division, Dr. Apratim Nag stated, “The current scenario will not be regular however we continued on-line lessons throughout the lockdown. Now we have accomplished greater than 80 p.c of the programs and many of the college students attended the web lessons. The examination was speculated to happen earlier as a result of remaining semester college students have been searching for learning additional in different institutes throughout nation. However lots of these institute have performed entrance examination earlier than our college students have managed to attend their remaining semester examination. We welcome the choice of Assam College to conduct examination on this scenario. Now we have to know that the whole nation is dealing with a pandemic.”

In regards to the allegations of non-completion of syllabus he stated, “To some extent it’s true that we couldn’t full the syllabus one hundred pc. However college students can try to reply for full marks even when they full 60 p.c of the syllabus. There are 10 questions, two from every part of the syllabus, college students can reply any 5. So technically a pupil can get full marks by finishing lower than 60 p.c of the syllabus.”

Head of the Economics division of Cachar Faculty, Silchar, Dr. Joydip Biswas stated, “Now we have whatsapp teams for every semester to speak with the scholars. Now we have provided sufficient research supplies throughout the lockdown in order that college students can research. Authorities of Assam allowed College to conduct offline lessons from September 6. College took benefit of this chance and introduced examination, which is honest sufficient.”

Assam College nonetheless is but to announce the outcomes of fifth semester examination which was performed in April this yr. College authorities have knowledgeable that they’re making ready the consequence which shall be introduced inside every week. The topics for which they may not conduct examination shall be thought of specifically and marks shall be given as per UGC pointers.

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