Please complete this semester completely with exams before going to the next.
Due to the ongoing pandemic since March 2020, we have been having online classes. Recently, we have received a notice from the college to begin the next semester(even semester), without conducting exams(mid semesters or end semesters) for the previous semester i.e the odd semester. All these exams will be held, at once. Each semester has 5 subjects and 4 laboratory practicals. So two semesters make 10 subjects(theory) and 8 lab practicals.
Giving 20 theory papers(mids and ends) and 8 practicals at once is unfeasible and tremendously burdensome. If even one student falls sick during the examination period or fails to take the exam for some unavoidable reason he/she would lose all the exams and may end in a year loss, or numerous backlogs.
Conducting offline exams now keeping in mind, the current scenario, before beginning the next semester also does not seem quite plausible seeing the working conditions of the college and the hostels. The hostels are small compared to the huge number of students residing in them, they have unhygienic shareable washrooms, lack of proper access to clean water and deleterious mess conditions. In simple words, there is no proper sanitation, no clean food or water, thus making the hostels uninhabitable . Not to forget, that a few of these hostels were made COVID centres for the yesteryear, 2020.
Hence, it’s a kind request to the Government from all the students of VSSUT, Burla to conduct online examinations for the odd Semester first and then move on to the next like the other Government technical colleges of Odisha. Future jobs and careers of the students depend on the marks scored in the college examinations. The students of today, are the standing pillars of a well built and developed society tomorrow. Such a method of exam will end up only in unnecessary backlogs and reduced CGPA, which results in career loss and unemployment of the students. We the students of VSSUT, Burla hope the Government will accept our petition and conduct online examinations for this semester before moving on to the next.