Students in a fix as Visvesvaraya Technological University reschedules exams

The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Belagavi has goofed up yet again by rescheduling some papers of the undergraduate exams which are set to begin from December 19. By stating that they wanted to prevent overlapping, the university has rescheduled the exams and this has caused anxiety among students who have backlog papers and have prepared for the exams. Students from outside Karnataka who booked tickets for their travel after the exams are now forced to cancel their trip.

“This act of the university is causing a lot of inconveniences. Some of us have already booked tickets to travel following the earlier timetable.  But now with the rescheduled time table, our exams will be extended for 10 more days,” said a student.

Rahul M Bogase, a third-semester engineering student of a city-based engineering college said, “They just rescheduled one theory subject for us and due to that we need to wait for 10 days to write another subject.
For example, third semester’s second subject was scheduled on December 22 and now it has been postponed to January 11.

“This is causing an inconvenience and also anxiety. We demand the concerned authorities look into every issue before announcing a final timetable,” said Yamini Nandish, another student.

“It’s ridiculous that the university does such things before every semester exam. There is no value for students’ grievances,” said another student.

As per the earlier timetable, the exams were scheduled to be held between December 19 to January 3. But, now it has been extended until January 11.

However, university authorities have their own explanation. Prof Satish Annigeri, registrar evaluation of VTU, said, “This rescheduling will not affect the regular students. In case this is affecting regular students, then let the students write to us, we will resolve the issues.”

He also added that “Even the change in Eid-Milad holiday has affected our examination schedule. Earlier, the holiday was on December 1, later government changed the holiday so, even we had to change our exam schedule.” The registrar evaluation said it is impossible for the varsity to frame timetable without overlapping as there are so many branches and semesters!


Source – Indian Express

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