Cotton University students oppose conduct of offline exams from April 23
The Under Graduate (UG) 1st semester students of the Cotton University have opposed the conduct of offline examinations from April 23.
GUWAHATI: The Under Graduate (UG) 1st semester students of the Cotton University have opposed the conduct of offline examinations from April 23.
On April 5, the Cotton University authorities issued a notice that the UG 1st semester examinations will be conducted from April 23 in offline mode.
Opposing the CU authorities' decision, the students organized a press meet here on Tuesday where they underlined that it is not possible to conduct examinations in offline mode while following the COVID protocols.
The students have demanded the authorities to either postpone the examinations or conduct them in online mode.
"Till date, around 8 to 9 persons from the varsity have been infected with the dreaded virus. Thus, in this situation, how will the students get the courage to sit in examination halls? Various universities are taking measures for the safety of the students. However, the CU authorities are not concerned about our safety," stated a student while addressing the media.
In this regard, they submitted a memorandum to the CU authorities on Monday. However, the authorities have not yet taken any decision regarding the students' demands.
The students have stated in the memorandum that many of the students have travelled during the occasion of Rongali Bihu where they might have been infected by the coronavirus during the journey.
"Many of the students who even live in Guwahati or nearby places need to travel long distances in public transport and there is a very high possibility that they might get infected during the commotion. We are really afraid to appear for the offline examination from April 23. If by the end of the 1st day of examination, a lot of students get infected, the situation will turn worse," the memorandum stated.