Madhya Pradesh university ‘forgets’ to conduct exam, students protest

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Officials at Jabalpur Rani Durgavati University in Madhya Pradesh are accused of forgetting to organize the first-semester exam for the MSc computer science students. This caused students to protest, claiming negligence on the part of university officials.

Exam Timetables and Schedule

Last month, the university released timetables for three exams scheduled from February 21 to March 13. The exam for the subject “Computer Organisation and Assembly Language” for the MSc first semester was supposed to happen on March 5, as per the timetable. Students had even received their admit cards.

Allegations and Response

Students from various districts arrived at the university on Tuesday morning, expecting the exam. However, they were informed that there was no exam scheduled, and the university hadn’t even prepared the question paper, alleged members of the Congress student wing NSUI.

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University registrar Deepesh Mishra defended the university’s position, acknowledging some negligence but denying major oversight. He mentioned that out of 12 exams scheduled that day, including one for an MBA program with 1,600 students, the MSc computer science exam only had nine students. He admitted there was some negligence.

Student’s Response and Accusations

NSUI leader Sachin Rajak criticized the administration for their negligence. He argued that forgetting crucial details like the exam datesheet and necessary arrangements reflected poorly on the university’s management. Rajak speculated that because of the small number of students, the university overlooked the exam.

University’s Action Plan

In response to the situation, Vice Chancellor Dr. Rajesh Verma and Registrar Deepesh Mishra promptly issued a new exam schedule. Officials responsible have been given three days to explain the oversight.

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Mishra stated that a notice had been issued, and an investigation team was formed to look into the matter. They suspect that the exam didn’t happen because the question paper wasn’t delivered to the exam center due to miscommunication with the strong room. Officials are instructed to ensure the exam is conducted, and their leaves have been canceled until then.

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