Several students from Osmania University Affiliated College fear about the continuous semester examination that will commence by the end of this month.
OU affiliated college has decided to conduct the semester exams for the first, second, and third-year students by the end of November.
Online classes are already being held, but now the students have to physically appear for the semester exams at various exam centers.
Apart from this, the semester exams have been scheduled to be held on consecutive days without a gap between the exams which has made the students worry a lot.
Almost, many of the studying students who belong to the other districts of Telangana had moved to their hometowns due to the pandemic.
In communication with a student from MVSR college, Abijith Sai said that he's extremely worried about the long-distance since he has to travel for 2 hours to appear for the examination in Hyderabad.
And the exams being scheduled continuously, most of the time will go away in traveling, leaving no time to study. Also, there's no option of staying in a PG or a Hotel as it'd not be safe and it's expensive, he added.
Several students from the OU affiliated colleges raised their voice against the conduction of the exams at these crucial times. They not only wrote letters to the University but have also created various groups on social media to voice their apprehensions.
In one such letter, it was mentioned that "In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, while all the other universities and colleges are conducting online exams at their college, Osmania University has not taken any of these options."
The exam schedule has made the students worry a lot. Even Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) which prepares the continuous exam schedule, has now prepared the exam schedule with an adequate number of days between the exams this year. But the exam schedule of Osmania University has failed the students, read the letter.
Another student in her letter requested Osmania University to consider the exceptional situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and cancel the exams or to conduct it online. But the university has remained unavailable or replied to any of the letters and emails sent.
As per the released schedule issued by OU, the 1st year BE Supplementary exams are scheduled to be held from December 2 - 8, 2020.
While the 2nd year semester exams are scheduled to be conducted from November 23 - December 1, 2020. And the 4th-semester exams have been scheduled to be held from December 3 - 11, 2020.
Students have raised their voices against OU stating that the college of Engineering has scheduled its exams with an adequate number of days in between. But for the affiliated colleges, it is not the same.
They questioned why Osmania University is not conducting exams online while it is conducting online exams for university college students.
Students in social media have been tagging IT minister KTR and the officials, hoping for an intervention.