Hubballi: Students of Karnataka State Law University (KSLU) who are protesting against offline exams at the university’s premises have maintained their protest. The students have vowed not to leave the campus unless the vice-chancellor reverses his decision.
The demonstration began this morning and is expected to last until the evening because the vice-chancellor has not replied positively to their request.
Students who were promoted to the next semester without exams must write the previous term’s offline exam according to the university’s official notice, but the students claim that while all other universities have promoted students without exams, this university is hellbent on conducting the exam in offline mode as well, at a time when Covid cases are increasing by the day.
They claim that they are not against the exam, but since the teaching was done online, why are they doing the exam offline? Why is the vice-chancellor so adamant about holding exams in this format only? According to the UGC, the exams may be conducted in four forms, including open book test mode and online mode, but the VC rejected all other possibilities, according to the students.
Gaurav Nayak, a third-semester student, described it as an injustice. “We don’t understand why VC is insisting on conducting the exam in offline mode.”
We urge him to reconsider his decision. If the VC does not reverse the decision, several students have chosen to go on an indefinite hunger strike.
The students are raising slogans against the injustice meted out to them.
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