Haryana – Final Year Examinations will be held in Colleges and Universities, Protests also started. Haryana Higher Education Department has now decided to conduct final year exams in colleges, universities and technical colleges. In this context, the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education has issued the order. In this context, related guidelines have been sent to the principals and VCs of all colleges and universities. On the other hand, the College Teacher Association Haryana has opposed these orders.
Notification regarding this has been issued by Principal Secretary IAS Ankur Gupta:
Exams can be conducted both online and offline, which will be decided by the university itself. Final semester and final year examinations in colleges will be conducted only under the UGC guidelines issued on July 6. The Haryana government has left the authority on the universities of the state to decide in which mode or which option they want to conduct their examinations.
All standard protocols will need to be followed:
During the conduct of examinations, all standard protocols issued by the government will need to be followed. The UGC guideline contains instructions to conduct the exam on open book exam and multiple choice question patterns. Now examinations can be conducted on any of these patterns. Universities may also conduct paper-pan based examinations at examination centers.
In fact, the Haryana government had decided that the final examinations in higher and technical universities and colleges of the state will be conducted from July 1. 10 days after this, on 23 June, the Haryana government took a big decision to cancel all the intermediate and final semester exams, and decided to promote and prepare the results for all the students of the state. But now orders have been given to conduct the examination again.
College-Teacher Association came out against the examinations:
During the Corona period, the College-Teacher Association Haryana has protested against the orders for final year examination in colleges and universities. According to State President Dr. Rajbir Singh, it is not possible to fulfill all the rules laid down by the UGC in the guidelines, especially for all the colleges in rural areas.
Senior Deputy Principal Dr. Rajpal Dhanda has written a letter:
State President Dr. Rajbir Singh, Senior Deputy Principal Dr. Rajpal Dhanda have written a letter to the Governor, Education Minister and Vice-Chancellors, demanding the passing of final year students without examination. In the letter, the leaders of the association said that first and second year students have been promoted without exams, which we welcome but the government has decided to conduct final year student’s examinations in September.
The outbreak of corona is spreading to this day. The number of corona victims and deaths related to it is also increasing continuously. He said that students of the state have been at their home for almost three months. A large number of students of the state have not been able to complete their syllabus through online class, as they do not have enough resources available.
Due to fear of corona, pressure of studies, lockdown and uncertainties regarding examinations, mental stress is already very high on the students. He said that the final year students have to give entrance tests for their further studies immediately after the examinations, whose additional pressure is already on them. Dr. Rajbir Singh said that if the examinations of the final year students were taken, it could have a very bad effect on the students’ health, examination performance and performance in the entrance examination for further studies.