Carry-over norms: VTU reluctant to students demand

VTU students have been protesting for relaxation in the carry-over system.

The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is yet to take a decision on relaxing the norms for the carry-over system, that would benefit 50,000 engineering students.

Students of VTU and its affiliated colleges are protesting for the past two months, demanding more relaxation in the norms. Their demands have not been fulfilled by top officials of the university, who say they have given students the maximum benefit.

Students are still waiting for a one-time opportunity from the VTU.

They have also approached the executive council members and the latter have promised to help if the issue is proposed by top officials.

“We are ready to help the students. But this should be proposed by the vice chancellor or registrar of VTU in the executive council meeting, without which we cannot do anything. A few weeks ago, they had proposed for the relaxation to the help students and we agreed to it,” an executive council member told
DH.

“We have approached all officials of VTU. They are just blaming each other. But nobody intends to help us. When we approach the VC or
registrar, they say executive council members should take a call.

But when we approach the executive council members, they point towards the top officials. We are left in the lurch,” a student said.

When contacted, VTU registrar Jaganath Reddy said, “The final decision is already taken on this. We have also conveyed this to students, but still they are not accepting it. The semester exams are scheduled this month, they are allowed to write the exams and
clear the subjects.

“It is not possible for us to give more relaxation. We have already compromised on our standards by doing it,” Reddy said.

About the opinion of executive council members, he said, “Students are pressuring them. The members are helpless, but there will be no more relaxation and it is final.”

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