Students studying at Christ University (Deemed to be University) have objected to the decision of the University’s to conduct exams amid COVID-19. Lately, the state government of Karnataka announced the commencement of the examination before the September end. The announcement was followed by the declaration of the promotion of intermediate students. It stated that the intermediate undergraduate and postgraduate students including engineering and diploma courses will be promoted.
However, students studying at Christ University are raising questions and objectifying the abnormalities regarding the exams. The exams for the students of Christ University are going to commence from next week. In spite of the student’s concerns, Christ University is going to conduct the examinations keeping by considering a broader picture. So far 98.4 students studying at the University have signed the examination forms. The University officials confirmed that they will certainly conduct the exams.
The Christ University on July 10 issued a notice stating that the University has been receiving requests and representations from students referring to the orders of state government. The University elucidated that the Karnataka’s state government order is applicable to the Universities falling under the Department of Higher Education, Karnataka Government. Christ University is run by UGC’s regulations and guidelines. Further, it started, it is hereby informed that the exams scheduled from July 13 will be held on the scheduled dates as per the UGC’s guidelines.
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Christ University’s Students Resentments
A student at Christ University said that the recent guidelines issued by the Karnataka government the promotion. As per the guidelines, the promotion will be based on 50-50 weightage. The comprehensive evaluation of current semester results will be based on internal exams and aggregate of past semester results. However, Christ University is not following these guidelines and still holding exams despite the severe coronavirus situation.
Another student asserted that the exams are exerting extreme pressure and tensions in the minds of students. The exams are certainly disturbing mental health of the students. The situation is not feasible to conduct exams for students. The students have been attending online classes and have been submitting online assignments since the start of May.
A student raised the questions staying that some students are still stuck in the hostel’s and PG’s and are unable to go back home. While most of the students do not have books or study material. How are these students going to cope up with the situation and sit for exams? She asserted that the coronavirus has already clenched them up with tensions and the stress of exams is troubling them even more.