PES University, cancel offline exams. #PESUAgainstOfflineExams.

PES University, cancel offline exams. #PESUAgainstOfflineExams.

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PESU Students started this petition to Sri. B.S Yediyurappa (Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka) and

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We all come from different walks of life but today we all are facing an unexpected and unjust decision rested on our shoulders. This petition states the factors demanding a change from current practices featuring the keynote of communal safety and well-being and concludes with the demands considering the essence of these times.

The university is clear on its stance to commence the examinations by the last week of July paying no heed to the cries of students who belong to distant parts of India like Kashmir and the Seven Sisters while some also live abroad.

The management preys upon the fear and anxiety embedded in a student towards his career and is taking advantage of the academically inclined nature of the student body across streams and campuses because of which we lack a structured student body to raise our voices and bend the management to take a decision leaning towards the general referendum. They have also lowered to the extent of denying scholarships to students for their entire academic journeys if he/she fails to appear for this end semester evaluation.

At this point of time, there are thousands of us who have given corporate and academic commitments to third party institutions for the summer term propagated from the undertone of expected mindful and reasonable thinking from the management considering logistics, the health of the commoner, and the forecasted uprise of the COVID-19 outbreak but despite all this, we are at this juncture where many of us shuffling internships and an inhuman expectation of self-studying a semester worth of syllabus within a couple of fortnights which is creating a lot of distress for everyone far and wide.

This is all happening right here in our campus where many of us are getting shoved into a situation of uncertainty because of the third wave as we look upon the damage the virus has already done to each of our lives while ALL the other premier institutions in the country have made it clear that the conduction of any course is possible online given the efforts and adaptation. Also, the management seems to ignore the fact that even a city dweller risks the time and investment put into securing their families over the past 15 months. The kind of environment a kid living alone here faces in case of infection is beyond comprehension.

The management has landed us in this position as they have failed us in considering our mental state of being and career propulsion for this whole period and also created backlogs for students over the past couple of semesters owing to their own inefficiency of conducting labs and theory subjects online which has made fair means of evaluation from their side nearly impossible. The response from their side to this semester’s course evaluation has been to delay it further and further now encompassing two months all while questioning the integrity of the students when placed with the obvious alternative of having online evaluations.

Conclusion:

It is rather obvious that all of these thoughts have passed our minds at some point in time and still some grim situations haven't contended within the previous paragraphs.

So what is this petition about?

PESU has a student body of well beyond 10 thousand students and various groups have over time tried to reach the management and failed to find a resolution.

Our objective is to find well beyond 5000 signatures on this petition so that our voices cannot be left unheard and we could be representing the opinion of the majority.


DEMANDS:

  • Total cancellation of physical offline examinations scheduled this July.
  • For people who haven't written ISA1
    • Compensation for 25% of ISA should be provided considering the fact that college announced ISAs were optional and >90% didn’t attend all the ISAs.
    • Compensation can be through assignments or through online examinations.
  • A switch to an online platform for the conduction of the exams.
  • SGPA Calculation
    • SGPA calculation of the previous sem should be done considering special ESA/backlogs considering the fact that College said that 3rd sem exams are optional and students can withdraw subjects and write them during 4th sem.
  • Removal of clauses unjustly barring kids from availing scholarships.
  • Consideration to the fact that people are pursuing rigorous internships and other endeavors currently.

COMMITMENTS:

  • A pledge from the student to not indulge in any malpractice during online conductions of exams.
  • A boycott of the examinations if the petition represents the opinions of the majority student body.(5k+ signatures)

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