New Delhi: While the on-going strike by the non-teaching staff of various universities in Madhya Pradesh (MP) has led to postponed semester examinations from December 10 in almost all MP universities, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore, has decided to continue with the examination anyway as per the schedule.
The indefinite strike had begun on December 3 by the university employees’ demanding implementation of their 12-point demands related to pension, promotion and regularisation. But, since it’s causing harm to students by putting the exams on hold, the university employees association has demanded that the discrepancy between the pensioners and employees salary should be removed.
According to DP Singh, vice-chancellor, DAVV, the university is ready to handle all possible administrative work that is required to conduct the examination. He says, “We are prepared to work a little extra, but in no case we will postpone the semester examinations. Students have prepared hard for it and they shouldn’t suffer.”
Most of the other universities in the state were forced to postpone the examination as they had not received the question papers due to the strike. The exam for LLB is however going to be conducted smoothly as the university centres had received the question papers for this subject before the strike.
Akshita Dubey, a first-year student of Barkatullah University, Bhopal, says, “The ongoing strike is causing a lot of problems for students. It is difficult to understand why a university and its employees don’t resolve their issues and why should our exams be postponed because of this. After preparing for a long time, I can’t even take the exam now. This is not fair.”
New dates of the examination are yet to be announced by Barkatullah University.
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