UVCE students urge BU to postpone exams

Accuse varsity of not sticking to calendar of events

UVCE students urge BU to postpone exams

Students of University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) have sought rescheduling of their semester exams on the grounds that there was a delay in Bangalore University announcing the exam timetable. They have accused the university of cramming the tests.

The end semester exams are now scheduled to start on June 24. But, over 100 students have submitted a memorandum to the BU registrar (evaluation) R K Somashekar, with a request to postpone the exams to July 8. According to the students, university has not given them sufficient time to prepare and, suddenly announced the exam timetable a few days ago. “This has put huge pressure on us,” the students said. In fact, the practical exams will end only on Tuesday.

“Our fifth semester results were declared only on June 6 while it was supposed to have been announced in February,” said a student of UVCE, who will be appearing for his sixth semester exams now.

'Nothing on schedule'

Students alleged that nothing ever is conducted as per the calendar of events at UVCE. “There have been times when the dates of practical exams have been announced a day before the exam,” said a civil engineering student. He added that several students who had applied for revaluation in the second semester have not got any response till date.

Students also alleged that the semester was planned from February 11, but that the circular only reached the college on February 24 and the classes began a week after that.

“We feel cheated,” several students said, speaking to Deccan Herald. “Visvesvaraya Technological University takes only 15 days to announce their results, but Bangalore University does not announce them even after several months,” they said. Another sixth semester student said that students themselves are advising their juniors not to join the college, because of the many problems they have faced. “A majority of the syllabus is not completed. The college does not follow the calendar.”

The vice-chancellor has convened a meeting with all the heads of the departments on Tuesday to discuss the problems raised by the students and, to take a decision on the date of the examination. Students have also requested that the eighth semester exams be conducted as per schedule as they have to apply for PG courses and do not have enough time.

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