The Association of Non-Government Colleges in Mumbai has written a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) expressing their inability to conduct terminal and final year examinations in view of the Covid-19 crisis.
The association also says that the vice-chancellor of the University of Mumbai has neither held any meeting with them nor sought any opinion in this regard.
“The online exams as mentioned in UGC guidelines are not at all feasible as the university, colleges and students are not well equipped with resources like laptops/note-pads, high-speed internet connectivity, etc. And, the off-line exams would risk our students, teachers, principals and non-teaching staff health and well being,” reads the letter to UGC.
The association adds, “Even universities and colleges have no count of how many of their students are affected by the loss of job/income/displacement of their families. These students are looking forward to joining the workforce with the easing of lockdown and supplement their families’ incomes.” says the association.