The final exams and terminal semester examinations in West Bengal’s colleges and universities will start from Thursday ( 1st October 2020).
The state government has requested the facility provide firms to take care of uninterrupted provide as college students must obtain the query papers and add the reply sheets using the internet.
“Advisory issued to CESC & WBSEB to provide uninterrupted power during examinations from 1st October to 18th,” tweeted Partha Chatterjee, education minister of West Bengal.
Advisory issued to CESC &WBSEB to provide uninterrupted powerduring examinations from 1stOctober to 18th.
— Partha Chatterjee (@itspcofficial) September 29, 2020
The University Grants Commission had allowed the West Bengal government to hold final year exams in colleges and universities within October 18.
Students, living in remote villages, however, apprehend the worst as the internet connection is very weak in some villages, particularly in the remote islands of the Sunderbans.
“As internet connection is weak in some villages and towns, students have been given the option to submit the answer scripts at colleges within a stipulated time after writing the exam. For this, students have been asked to write the exam somewhere near the college if necessary. Officials and teachers will be there to assist the students if they face any difficulty,” said an education department official.
The apex education body has, however, requested the state government to ensure that results are published preferably by October-end so that admission to post-graduate and Ph.D. programs can start soon.
Some universities such as Presidency University and engineering departments at Jadavpur University have already held the exams and published the results.