With Covid numbers snowballing into a huge figure and state governments shutting down schools and colleges, Mithibai College in Vile Parle, Mumbai will go ahead for an offiline exam for the first and third semester for postgraduate students.
Despite repeated appeals by the students of the college, the management is going ahead with offline exams for starting January 4, Tuesday.
“The exam schedule was announced in October last year and no one complained then because Covid cases were very low. By December cases started rising and we brought out concerns to the attention of the college management, but to no avail. At present most of us are scared for our own health and that of our family members,” said a student on condition of anonymity. He added that repeated emails and queries to the college principal and vice principal are receiving no response off late.
Around 300 postgraduate students are scheduled to appear for physical exams between January 4 and 13. The college student council also raised objection to the management, hoping for respite in this matter.
“Undergraduate exams are all held online but we PG students have to appear for exams offline. To our queries, the only response we have received is that this schedule was announced in advance and that as yet, the University of Mumbai or state government have not announced anything against physical/hybrid classes, so exams will go on as per schedule,” said another student.
Source: Hindustan TimesNews, States