#CUwantonlineexam: Calcutta University students demand online semester exams; hold protest

Calcutta University recently announced all upcoming semester exams will be offline denying students’ demand to hold online exams.

#CUwantonlineexam: Calcutta University students demand online semester exams; hold protest Calcutta University (Source: Official)
Vagisha Kaushik | Jun 6, 2022 - 7:06 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Calcutta University students are urging West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and education minister Bratya Basu to intervene and hold online semester exams. Students are reportedly protesting against the university's decision to conduct offline exams.

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Calcutta University Friday announced all upcoming semester exams will be held offline, refusing to buckle to demands by a section of agitating undergraduate students who want online tests which were the norm during the two years when Covid-19 pandemic raged through the country.

CU Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee told PTI, the members of the highest decision making body of the institution, Syndicate "unanimously" decided to conduct the upcoming semester exams in offline mode.

A student said on Twitter, “All the universities in West Bengal are conducting online exams. Then why can't CU. Please stop this discrimination. We deserve equality. And we want justice. Please listen to the students. We are helpless.”

Another student tweeted, “Please Try To Understand the problem of students. We are students not robot or machines that we'll be able to give exams in a few matter of days. We want online exam!!”

A Twitter user said, “6 month syllabus completed in 1.5 months and the rest within 1-2 weeks, that too in online class (only PDF supplied). Moreover 90% of universities are taking online exams, so why not CU?”

“Well apparently CU is trying to revive the value of so called degree that's dead a long time ago, job crisis is not a new agenda, i can't recall if cu really ensured there future through offline examination,” another Twitter user said.

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