Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has cancelled the winter semester examination which was previously scheduled to be held in online mode after receiving a lot of complaints from students.
GTU has conducted the final semester examination in online mode for various technical courses in August 2020 amid the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.
A lot of students raised objections against it because of the unfair result and leak of data in the final semester examination conducted in August 2020 because of which the winter semester examination is canceled.
GTU Final Semester Examination: Objections Raised by students
Professor Navin Seth, the Vice-Chancellor of GTU stated that a group of students has complained that the results of the final semester examination have mistakes.
The students of GTU stated that students who got detained in the previous semester have scored good scores in the final semester examination which was conducted online.
The students also added that awarding 9 and 10 SPI to average students will cause injustice to the meritorious students whose efforts would be wasted.
The final semester examination conducted at GTU in August 2020 has some technical glitches and the examination was conducted in Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format with no negative markings for incorrect answers.
Professor Seth informed that since the average students gained good marks, the students claim that the exam system has caused injustice to the meritorious students and GTU has decided to cancel the winter semester examination.
GTU Offline Examination Postponed
GTU was previously scheduled to conduct the offline examination on December 10, 2020, which was now postponed.
Over 4 lakhs students from nearly 480 technical institutes affiliated to GTU were expected to appear for the offline examination. GTU has already started a new semester for students on December 3, 2020.
Previously when the university conducted the final semester examination online, just before the examination was about to begin the data got hacked and personal information of around 1200 BE students leaked.