Clash of dates averted

Clash of dates averted

The dates for the general elections are out and since they are not clashing with the exam dates, students and educational institutions are heaving a sigh of relief.

While the elections will be held on April 17 in Karnataka, most exams in the City are being held in May. These include the Bangalore University exams as well as the entrance exams held by various private engineering colleges and universities.

B Thimmegowda, the vice chancellor of Bangalore University, says that the elections won’t have any impact on the exams. “The BU term ends on April 30 and exams start in mid-May. By that time, the elections will be over in the State,” he says.
Students appearing for the JEE (main) and (advanced) offline as well as online
papers can appear for their exams peacefully now.

The Common Law Admission Test, Karnataka CET and COMEDK will be held in the first and second week of May, sparing students in the City the hassle of dealing with the elections during exams.

Sridhar, a physics teacher, who prepares students for various competitive exams, says that he is happy that the election date is not going to affect the exams and now, even the students who appear for the entrance exams of private colleges can relax. “The JEE (main) and (advanced) offline and online exams are also not clashing with the poll dates. Even the students writing the entrance tests of private engineering colleges and universities can write their exams without any tension,” he notes.

Most of the private engineering colleges and universities will hold their entrance exams in the month of May.

A teacher from PES University informs that their exams will be held in the first or
second week of May and by that time, the elections will be over in the City.
Students are happy and say that dealing with the elections would have added to the stress of the exams.

   “I am happy that the polls here will be over much
before we start our exams. Though I feel it is a coincidence, it has helped the
students a great deal. Had the dates been in May, our teachers would have had to juggle between election duty and exams. It would have
affected the entire examination process and even the results.

It is great news especially for the final year students,” says Chandni, a student.
   Students say that the poll date has come as a relief for not only students but also parents as they can now stop worrying about the safety of their children.

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