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Petition to Government of Kerala, All India Council for Technical Education, Minister for Higher Education and Social Justice, Government of Kerala

KTU should be led by someone more responsible

TL;DR KTU is one of the largest Universities in Kerala. Conducting offline exams during a worldwide pandemic hinders the recovery of the entire nation from the pandemic. It is a highly irresponsible move from the University's side. The University is also known to take actions that cause discomfort to its students. Hence, we want 1. A fresh Board of Governers that genuinely cares about the students 2. Inclusion of a larger student body in the University and 3. More transparency in the working of the UniversityAs a University housing students of immense skill, positive changes like this ought to raise the University to newer heights and will help it to reach international standards in no timeThe term University is coined from the Latin word Universitas. Universitas refers to "a number of persons associated into one body". As an educational institution, the major population of a University is undoubtedly its students. So it is outright unacceptable when one of the major universities of a state claiming to be at the forefront of literacy of a country housing more than a billion people behave in such an irresponsible manner during a worldwide pandemic. The recent decisions taken up by KTU show that it holds students' safety very trivially and embarrasses itself as a technological university. The changes we want: 1. The University should be governed by a board of responsible individuals Responsibility is not about finishing your job on time or holding regular meetings. Responsibility is essentially the ability to respond. An entity that serves as the apex authority of more than 200,000 students should at the least be led by individuals who can respond to the outside world. Holding exams in an offline manner during a pandemic situation is being highly irresponsible and endangers the lives of the students, the sphere of individuals associated with them, and the teachers and college staff. It should be led by people who actually care about the welfare of the students and takes action supporting the grievances and needs of the students.The University should also be detached from the State Government and should work towards the interest of the students at all times. 2. Presence of a larger student body diverse with student representatives from as many colleges under the University A student body whose voice has equal power to the chair members of the university should be present in the university and they should have a say on the actions taken up by the university on matters involving the students. The student body should ideally consist of representatives from all the colleges under the university. The COVID-19 outbreak has shown that it is, in fact, viable to hold large scale virtual meetings, so incorporating students and their opinions on matters like this in a democratic way would not be a herculean task. 3. More transparency in the working of the University The decisions made by the University ultimately affect the students. Thus as a public entity, the University should bring more transparency into its meetings and decisions, providing live sessions and transcripts of the meeting that lets the public know what made the University arrive at its decision regarding a particular subject.4. A better websiteOne of the biggest challenges students under KTU face is navigating the website of the university. The website is structured weirdly, making it really hard to use and navigate for the students. A better website could be constructed by professionals that makes accessing it easier for the students. The website also needs to be backed up by better servers as the website constantly faces issues and bugs during high traffic times. If it is not possible to take action positively for at least the first three of these four requests, we the students request to remove the inclusion of Abdul Kalam Ji's name from the university's name. Having such an eminent person who genuinely cared for the welfare of students as the name of a University that doesn't even care for the health of its students is outright disrespectful to Kalam Ji and his visions for India. 

Students of KTU
13 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Varsha Gaikwad-EDUCATION MINISTER OF MAHARASHTRA, Office of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis

Justice for CBSE,ICSE and other Non SSC students

Maha CET exam is scheduled to be held for FYJC admissions on or before August 21, 2021. As per the official circular from the Education minister of Maharashtra, the syllabus for the above mentioned exam is based on the SSC board syllabus. It is unfair for the students of CBSE, ICSE and all other Non SSC Boards who have studied for the entire year on the basis of their respective boards' syllabus but have to appear for CET on a different boards' syllabus within a span of 1 month. Though the circular stated that CET is optional but the 1st preference for seeking admissions to State Junior colleges will be CET marks thereby indirectly compelling the students of other boards'(Non SSC) to appear for the CET exams so that they don't lose out on seeking admissions to their preferred colleges.  It is our sincere plea to remove the criteria of 1st preference of CET marks for the students of other Boards'(Non SSC) for seeking FYJC admissions and Instead consider their Xth Standard marks as would be declared on the basis of an elaborate criteria as issued by their respective boards'. Regards,                                                                                                                    Student of CBSE Board

Vaibhavi Ankolkar
39 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Department of Technical Education Karnataka, Govt. of Karnataka Education Ministry, Principals of Karnataka Polytechniques, Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Deputy CM of Karnataka, Education Minister of Karnataka, Education minister of India, Government of India, Government Of Karnataka

Odd Semester K'taka Degree/Diploma Exams 2021 Cancellation & Advancement of Even Sem Exams

Students studying under Education Boards and Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Govt. of Karnataka(GoK) are in danger of losing a semester and thus lagging behind their contemporary students from other Universities' Graduation and Diploma courses. Recently DTE and Education Board under GoK have announced that they will conduct the odd semester exams by August 2021 and the Even Semester Exams by November - December 2021. This decision of unnecessary delayed conduct of exams by departments associated with the Education Ministry - GoK and relevant board has landed the students in a very difficult predicament where they may potentially lose out on an Academic Year.   Final Year Diploma Students finishing their Even Semester (6th Semester) exams in December 2021 means many of them who have qualified and taken admission in All India Universities/Institutes viz. NIFT/IP University, New Delhi/Engineering Institutes in States other than Karnataka through Lateral Entry, will not be able to join the course and start the classes, which will be starting mostly by October-2021. This is a highly irresponsible, nonsensical and insensitive decision taken by the DTE, Govt of Karnataka to conduct both the Even and Odd semester exams and effectively delaying the final results of 3rd year Diploma students till January 2022, thus putting them in danger of losing an academic year due to none of their fault. This is a startling decision by the DTE, Govt. Of Karnataka, especially considering that CBSE and all the Boards from all other states including Dept. of Pre-University Education-Karnataka cancelling the 10+2/PU-II/Class 12/Higher Secondary Board Exams due to the pandemic outbreak and conducting the competitive Entrance Exams for Entry to various professional courses. The qualifying examination's (10+2/PU-II/Class 12/Higher Secondary) results are planned on the basis of Class 10/11 results and Class 12 Internal Assessments.   Keeping this in mind, we the students, faculties and parents of various institutes under Education Boards under GoK and DTE-K, request the Education Ministry, Govt. of Karnataka to look into the issue immediately and save the students from losing an academic year. All the Students would thus like to request to the ministry to consider cancelling the Odd Semester Exams, declare the results of Odd Semester Exams based on Internal Assessments and Practical Tests and conduct and finish the Even Semester Exams by September-October 2021, so that the Diploma students can join the Engineering courses (lateral entry) or Other Courses in time from the starting of the courses in October-November 2021.

Rakesh R Shastri
454 supporters