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Urgent appeal for postponment of University exams conducted by RGUHS

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rguhs is not following even DCI guidelines in conducting the examinations. And so far, the central government guidelines have not come for October and they declared already. Also, other universities in Karnataka have listened to the problems of students and taken measures, and have postponed.

This is to inform that we the students of Colleges under RGUHS, are addressing our problems as a student and our parent's problems in view of the the current situation due to pandemic and the BDS exam scheduled to be held in October 2020.

The following are our concerns:
1. Most students don't have proper means of travel to Bangalore. Flights are getting cancelled and people staying in rural areas have no connectivity to reach airports and travel to Bangalore.
2. The covid pandemic is increasing day by day and Karnataka is in the 3rd position in effected start in India and India is also seeing Corona outburst. This is an extremely risky situation to travel as students from all over India will be traveling to Bangalore and infection will further increase.
3. Most students are hostelites and our parents are extremely worried as to who will be responsible in case we get infected after reaching Bangalore as neither the college authorities nor the hostel authorities are ready to take any responsibility, financially or otherwise.
4. Many students residing in rural areas did not have proper internet connectivity due to which they couldn't attend online classes. Also, online classes in a course like BDS or MBBS is not enough for the kind of practical knowledge we need for our professions. Practical classes have not been conducted. I request its only fair to keep exams after proper classes and preparation has been done.
5. Keeping exams in between a rising pandemic will only deteriorate our mental and physical health. Not to mention the risk of infection for the college staff and hostel staff who are at a greater risk due to their age.
6. Staying in hostels can increase the risk of spread of infection as social distancing norms are difficult to be followed by the common mess and common washroom.

The above mentioned problems are genuine and applicable to most students. We request the authorities to please reconsider their decision and not make their students choose between career and health as both are utmost important.
We hereby request you to consider our concerns and address our problems and please conduct the exams only when the situation gets better.

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