An understudy of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has started an initiative “Satyagrah” to protest and fight against BHU’s decision to conduct entrance exams amid coronavirus pandemic. BHU’s UET 2020 (Undergraduate entrance test) and BHU’s PET 2020 (Postgraduate entrance test) are scheduled to be conducted in September.
Neeraj Rai, an understudy of Banaras Hindu University in a letter to BHU’s vice-chancellor has appealed to increment the number of entrance examination centers in the country.
Rai in his letter said that the number of examination centers should be increased. So that students will not have to travel far places to appear for the exam. As the increase in the number of centers will lead to the establishment of examination centers in various districts.
Mr. Rai further proposed that the University should form an expert committee amid pandemic. The committee will ensure sanitization, social distancing, and other safety and health measures are being followed appropriately in the examination centers.
The student also demanded that the expert committee formed by the University takes charge during the exam. The expert committee must ensure that there should be limited students in an examination Center. This will reduce the possibility of spreading infection.
BHU Entrance Test 2020
Aspirants striving to appear for the BHU entrance test 2020 have asked to make the necessary arrangements at the examination centers before administering BHU entrance 2020. The exams were previously scheduled to be conducted between 16 to 31 August. However, the Univerity has revised its entrance dates. The entrance test will now be conducted between 9 to 14 September.
Over 5.25 lakh students have applied for 12,500 UG and PG seats in BHU. The Banaras Hindu University student asserted that it is the responsibility of BHU to take care of the safety and health of students.
BHU student further said that in the flood-affected areas like Bihar and Assam, the transportation facility has disrupted. He added that it will not be possible for students to travel to exam centers due to the flood situation.
A statement by existing BHU students proposed that the University should make all the necessary arrangements. Furthermore, the University with the help of National Information Centers (CIC) should establish examination centers in every district.