Evaluate the intermediate law students of KSLU under comprehensive (50:50) mechanism.

Evaluate the intermediate law students of KSLU under comprehensive (50:50) mechanism.

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Law colleges under KSLU started its operation for the even semester on 10.02.2020 and conducted classes for around one month before its shutdown. So effectively around 70-80 % of the syllabus was covered through online teaching. Therefore the students who were unable to follow the online mode of education for various reasons like affordability, accessibility, remote locality etc., would effectively be compelled to write examination on subjects which they were never taught and that will have a disproportionate impact on these students and violate their equality rights.

Further, in a health emergency situation like this when student community at large is affected by the pandemic, a welfare examination scheme which is being followed by the entire country should indiscriminately be extended to the law students of state of Karnataka so as to avoid an unreasonable classification as prohibited by article 14 of the Constitution of India.

Moreover, A large section of students reside either in different parts of India and mandating intermediate semester examinations would compel these students to travel inter-state amid the virus, share rooms with other students in hostels, and make arrangements for food. More worryingly, students could be potential carriers of the virus thereby posing a serious health hazard to all those that they come in contact with in the process of reaching exam centres. Therefore, permitting an offline examination and asking students to appear for the exams, would amount to directly exposing them to danger and risk to their health and lives and would amount to a violation of Article 21 which guarantees the right to life and health.

In light of this, the students of KSLU request the authorities to grade intermediate semester students on comprehensive formula (50:50 mechanism) as proposed by the government of Karnataka vide its order no. ED/197/UNE/2020 dated 10.07.2020.