Promotion of all undergraduate students in Karnataka amidst the COVID-19 crisis

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It is well known that in the current situation of the economic and humanitarian crisis of a pandemic looming over humanity the Karnataka Government had ordered the closure of all educational institutions on the 13th of March 2020.

The future of the youth of our state has become uncertain due to the ongoing pandemic.

Ever since the closure of universities the students have not been able to attend the classes. The government ordered the use of technology to achieve completion of the syllabus for the pending semester. But it turned out that the online classes are not efficient and the majority of students are unable to cope up with the classes and struggling to find study materials due to the lockdown. Most of the institutes are failing to provide proper online classes as complained by the students.

 

The other major problem is the connectivity. Students from rural and remote areas are not able to attend online classes due to internet and network related issues and the struggles do not end here, due to the lockdown there are lakhs of students who are mentally and psychologically stressed out owing to the financial and social standpoint they are facing for the first time in their life.

The most staggering move of the government was to announce the exams with only one month of revision classes along with the completion of entire laboratory experiments.

It is rather a mammoth task to wind up the entire semester within a month, which will be completed at the cost of knowledge itself, be it for any stream (science, commerce, arts, or engineering) for both teachers as well as students.

Karnataka having more than 300 engineering colleges, hundreds of institutions for law, science, management, and arts, attracts students from all over the country. The decision to conduct classroom exams will need the inter-state movement of students, which the state cannot afford bearing in mind, the risk of contamination.

With the uncertainty of a pandemic outbreak, the Government of Karnataka has intentions to bring out the youth of our state to write exams, despite the guidelines given by the HRD Ministry, risking the career and lives of lakhs of students. It is safe, fair and just to promote the current undergraduates with a 50-50 evaluation based on the Internal Assessment as well as previous semester grades.

 

IF YOU ARE AN UNDERGRAD STUDENT STUDYING IN KARNATAKA IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO DEMAND A FAIR EDUCATION AND EXAMINATION.

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