LETTER OF APPEAL TO NBU TO EXTEND THE LENGTH OF ONGOING EVEN SEMESTER BY AT LEAST A MONTH

LETTER OF APPEAL TO NBU TO EXTEND THE LENGTH OF ONGOING EVEN SEMESTER BY AT LEAST A MONTH

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STUDENTS OF NBU started this petition to Vice Chancellor of North Bengal University and

 

    With reference to circular number 396/UG-21(53),dated 23rd March,2021, the even semester examinations for all the students in various colleges affiliated to North Bengal University shall be held online and shall tentatively commence from 25th June,2021.This implies that the duration of the afore mentioned semester would reduce to 3 months.

Though we highly respect the decision taken by the University, we students feel that the reduction of a 6 months semester course to half of its length would have a highly negative impact on the learning process, which we would like to justify as follows.

     Firstly, if the examinations commence from 25th June,2021, the students in various departments having lab-based subjects, would have their practical examinations scheduled at least a week or two before 25th June,2021. This would further reduce the size of the semester, for these students.

     Secondly, due to the ongoing Bidhan Shabha Elections, in West Bengal, several of our professors, would be unable to take classes in the month of April, as they would be busy in performing their respective election duties, which once again leads to further reduction of the semester.

     Thirdly, we are aware that, keeping in view, the reduced duration of the semester, the syllabus too has been reduced. However, even with the present reduction, it would be quite difficult for us to learn the content of the truncated course in a satisfactory manner within  the time of 2.5-3 months. The completion is specially difficult through online classes where clarity of interaction between the instructor and students is often highly impaired due to poor network connectivity on either side.

      Fourthly, and lastly, for most of us, this is the last semester of our B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. courses. It is well known to you that the previous two semesters of our course got highly affected due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. The students having lab-based courses have not been able to perform any experiments due to closure of all colleges since 16th March,2020. Hence, we all wish to complete at least the last semester of our course in a satisfactory and respectable manner, as obtaining a graduation degree was never the sole objective of the course. In this regard it is also worth mentioning that we are not in favour of any further reduction of syllabus.

      Thus, considering the above points, it is our earnest appeal to you to extend the duration of the semester which is also the final semester, for some of us, by at least a month ,so that we get adequate time for preparation for the forthcoming examinations and grasp the content of the curriculum, which will help to promote our career opportunities.

 

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

Students of various colleges affiliated to NBU

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