A MESSAGE FROM THE HON’BLE VICE-CHANCELLOR TO ALL STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY
We are passing through very difficult times. With no precedence to fall upon, we have to innovate ourselves to keep life going without endangering ourselves. We successfully conducted mid-term examination for which you all and teacher colleagues deserve appreciation. Your professors are trying their best to take your classes through Google class room as well as other online means. Certainly that cannot be replacement of conventional mode of teaching but that is second best. (under present COVID scenario).
We have scheduled your end term examination from 15th July, 2020. Some of students have raised questions over it and have given example of other universities who have adopted different measures to calculate GPA and make the student clear the semester. That is the easiest way out and we could have also adopted that. It would have saved my teacher colleagues from preparing notes, taking online classes, preparing question paper and all subsequent efforts required to complete the exam. Probably you all would have also been happy. BUT I have taken a different decision, a tough and painstaking decision of completing the courses and taking end term examination. This I am doing for benefit of you all and the prestige of this great university. Thus, I suggest you to prepare for examination. I have full faith in your capability and I am confident that ‘YOU CAN DO IT’ and ‘DO IT WITH FLYING COLOURS’.
In case you still feel that you are not comfortable with End term examination, you are free to opt out of it. You will be marked ‘A’ against your names for End term, will be given grade on the basis of your performance upto mid-term and it will be mentioned in your grade sheet (transcript) that you did not appear in end term examination due to COVID-19. The decision is totally yours: Whether you want to carry stigma of person who fled from rigour of examination in face of COVID-19 or a person who braved COVID-19.
As per news yesterday, new session will start either late October or Early November which means your session will be delayed by 2.5 months. Thus we are proposing to start 3rd, 5th and 7th semester online from 16th August, 2020. The registration will start after 10th August when results of this semester will be published. Registration will be online and you will be paying your fees online. If conditions improve you will be back to conventional mode after mid-term or this whole semester will be online. We are working on modalities of it and final guidelines will be put up on university website next week.
I hope you all will cooperate with university in making it unique which is working to make you learn while remaining safe. Wish you all the best in forthcoming examination and a bright future. I pray Almighty for your safety and health during these trying times.
(R. C. Srivastava)