Months of ambiguity over the end-of-term final-year exams had been lastly delivered to an finish on Friday, after the Supreme Court docket (SC) dominated that each one the colleges within the nation must maintain exams to advertise college students.
Even because the Maharashtra authorities introduced to comply with the Apex court docket order, college students and schools are nonetheless confused, attempting to determine how and when the exams will likely be held within the upcoming weeks. The state schooling division has assured readability over the examination schedule and different minute particulars quickly.
“Schools are presently engaged on digital courses and a majority have determined to conduct semester exams by November this 12 months. Going by the state authorities’s announcement, the final-year exams may additionally happen across the similar time, leaving academics burdened once more,” stated a senior professor of a suburban faculty.
She added that earlier than saying the examination dates, the state authorities must make clear the minutest of particulars reminiscent of how the examination will likely be carried out, how the papers will likely be set and assessed, amongst others.
To provide themselves sufficient time for readability, a number of final-year college students had determined to defer becoming a member of overseas universities for larger research by one semester. Many are nonetheless anxious that after lacking the August-September session, they may miss becoming a member of universities overseas within the January-February session too.
“Because of the Covid-19 scare and uncertainty over my exams, I had deferred my consumption to the February semester. I’m anxious that I may not even make it for that semester, if the college exams and eventual outcomes are delayed additional,” stated Akruti Patel, a last 12 months Bachelor of Administration Research (BMS) pupil, who has already been accepted by a Canadian college for Grasp of Enterprise Administration course.
A number of pupil organisations have known as the SC verdict unfair, and claimed that the choice will put the well being of scholars in jeopardy.
“The SC verdict is totally unfair to the scholar neighborhood. Not solely will this trigger extra psychological stress to college students, but additionally pose a severe well being hazard for all those that will likely be concerned within the examination course of,” stated Mohammad Salman for the Pupil Islamic Organisation (SIO).
He added that imposing College Grants Fee (UGC) pointers on all universities is opposite to the federal nature of schooling within the nation and infringes on the rights of state governments and autonomous institutes.
Some schools, nonetheless, are usually not complaining concerning the verdict.
“Conducting exams will hinder the present tutorial session however I’m certain each faculty has been mentally making ready for this case, and so every part will likely be managed effectively,” stated Rajendra Shinde, principal, St Xavier’s Faculty.