The students of Rama Devi Women’s University staged dharna in front of university’s entrance gate requesting to cancel the end term exams and look for alternative methods to promote the students.
One of the student quotes that about 24% students of the university were out of Odisha. Also, 18% of students were in containment zones. As such, the students opined that it is not safe and feasible to hold the exams.
Another student added that the students will have to make use of public transport to come to exam centers and still everyone will be using the same facilities. This enhances the chance of infection.
Students said that they had also met the higher education minister Arun Kumar Sahoo but it was unfruitful.
The state govt a few days back had decided the hold the exams for 3rd year final students between June 20 and July 24. Results were to be declared on August 31st.
The VC of the university, Padmaja Mishra said that the decision on semester exams has been taken by state government and therefore she cannot change the situation. She hoped that students could understand the importance of conducting the exams as the university will have to conduct a common PG Entrance Test later.