Cancel Final-Year Exams & Promote Karnataka students

Cancel Final-Year Exams & Promote Karnataka students

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COVID -19 in this Pandemic Situations, is it really possible for all the students from all kinds of financial backgrounds to sit for any exams, either written or online?We, the youth, the students are the future of this Nation, but now the youth, the future is in great danger. So we are seeking your help, there are a lot of reasons to oppose exam in this pandemic situation, and we are trying to bring your attention to these facts for opposing exam in this situation This period of lock-down has not been easy on any of us, physically, mentally & Financially .

" If anyhow exams held, is it really possible to control the spreading of this virus by just giving a gap of just one bench inside exam hall?saying is easy but practically it's not possible , we can't risk our life's"

" Promote us based on aggregates we secured in previous semesters. If few students are not satisfied means in future give them the opportunity to improve their scores once the situation would changes".

Keeping the unprecedented situation in mind and the future of college students being at stake, a committee was appointed for assessment and draw a conclusions to take further decisions. The decision was to conduct exams for Karnataka UG/PG examinations are expected to be conducted in the first or second week of June this year 2020. The decision was taken by Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan after holding a meeting with vice-chancellors from across the state on Thursday..We the students firmly believe that this decision to not promote final year students as well and to conduct their exams so late AND during these unprecedented circumstances is not in our best interests. While making this decision, the committee should have considered the following points:

1. Students strongly believe that exams(Physical or Online) should not be conducted because:

a)They don't believe they are in the sound mindset to appear for the exams.

b)Their parents are not willing to send them for exams.

c)They do not feel safe to travel by public transport.

2.Parents of several students are daily wage earners and current pandemic has further worsened already deprived condition.

3.Many students neither have computer nor internet connectivity at home, nor have they been trained for online exams.

4.Final year students believe that they will be at significant disadvantage for admissions to universities for higher education if results are further delayed. Many students are even trying for Higher Education abroad, this decision will hinder the admission process.

5. Final year students who were selected during placements, their joining will be deferred by companies they are placed in.

6. Students in graduation need final year results in time for their post graduation application.

7. A huge majority of the students are located outside the state of Karnataka who will have to travel back and arrange for their hospitality and food, for in person exams. This not only puts them at risk of getting infected but also endangers their families and guardians who could possibly be in the 'at-risk group' of Covid-19.

  1. This above survey is based on the observations made by Prof. Aditi Sawant from St.Xavier's College, Mumbai. This questionnaire was circulated on 28th April and within 12 hours, 4059 students had reverted back with the above data. Following is the link for the same :

Conducting exams in person could put a large amount of students at risk and act against our motive of flattening the curve. especially when colleges can become vectors of rapid spread very quickly. Conducting exams online would be ideal case given that everyone has an equal opportunity which is not case here.
Day by day Corona virus spreading . There is risk involved not only to the students but even to the faculty members and even examination committee. Some colleges have provided their hostel facility as quarantine zones. In this situation there is no place for hostilities to stay. "Hence, students strongly suggest that results of this semester or academic year should be on the basis of aggregates we secured in previous semesters" .

We request you to sign this petition and help us urge the department of Higher Education ,1)Chief Minister: B. S. Yediyurappa
2)Deputy Chief Minister: Govind M. Karjol; C. N Ashwath Narayan; Laxman Savadi ,to look into this.  "This will ensure that our safety and the safety of our society is given priority and together we can help flatten the curve".