The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) odd semester exams are scheduled to begin from tomorrow, December 28 amid students’ protests demanding online exams. Taking to social media platforms, students said they are being forced to take the exams offline and are concerned about the rising number of Omicron cases across the country. According to students, the exams might put their health and life at risk.
AKTU, on December 23 had tweeted, “Delegation of some students demanding to conduct the examinations in online mode held talks with AKTU Registrar Nand Lal Singh etc. They were informed on behalf of the university that in view of the current circumstances, offline examinations are being conducted. There is no dilemma of any kind in this."
With the hashtags #aktuonlineExams2022 and #AKTUExamPostpone, the students have said that offline exams mean they will have to travel to the exam centre which would be a problem during the rise in Omicron cases. Some of the Twitter users even said that the syllabus has not been taught completely amid difficulty in online classes.
Daily increase in corona & omicron cases (& even in our college and hostel) + we are supposed to give exam without even being taught!How about coming to you and asking you people to do the same thing in this extreme condition?दुविधा देखिये तब ना दिखेगी!#एकेटीयू_ऑनलाइन_परीक्षा https://t.co/67TaEIU1U1— Shreya Sinha🚩 (@Being_Shreyaa) December 26, 2021
Why University is blaming government and Government is blaming university for conducting Online Exams ?Please Don’t Play with Life of studentThey have only One Life#AKTUonlineExamलेकररहेगें #aktuonlineExams2022
— Swati (@TechnicallyBac) December 25, 2021
All government meetings have been online.But why students papers offline ,??? @AktuStudents& our education minister, chief minister & other ministers of up should be hear student voice #aktuonlineexam2022 #aktuonlineexam2022#aktuonlineExams2022 #AKTUonlineexamsलेकररहेंगे— Aryan Mishra INC (@aryanmishra888) December 26, 2021
Sir you don’t have any problem but our syllabus is not completed yet and this is first time you are conducting 3 semester exam in 9 months so how can be give exams.You don’t care about us.#AKTUStudentsLiveMatters @AKTU_Lucknow @myogiadityanath @PMOIndia https://t.co/JnFQuL219y— Harshit Saxena (@Harshit14224104) December 27, 2021
The AKTU odd semester exams will continue till January 17 across various exam centres in Uttar Pradesh. The admit cards have been made available at the official website at aktu.ac.in. The exams will be held for all semesters except the first and third in which lateral entries take place. The lateral entry examinations are slated to be conducted in February 2022. The Uttar Pradesh government has meanwhile imposed a night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am starting December 25.