Patna University to Conduct Pending BA Exam on July 21
Patna University has announced that the BA part III final exam will be held on July 21. Earlier the university had deferred all the exams following the outbreak of Coronavirus disease in the state.
The examination controller of the Patna University has said that elaborate arrangements were being made for peaceful and fair conduct of the examination, for which students were waiting for the past three months.
Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be held on March 13 across six centres, but it was put off later, holding the fate of around 3,000 students in a balance.
The examination will be conducted at:
- Patna Women’s College
- Magadh Mahila College
- Patna College
- Patna Science College
- BN College
- Vanijya Mahavidyalaya
Moreover, Additional exam halls would be engaged to conduct the examination in conformity to the social distancing norms.
NK Jha, dean of students’ welfare, said that the principals of various constituent colleges have been urged to provide a list of total capacity for accommodating students. “College premises would be sanitized before exam and students would have to wear a mask,” Jha said.
According to Mr. Jha, the examination of commerce was duly completed as per the previous schedule and its result is expected to be declared 10 days.
“We are trying to complete pending exams and release results of final year students at the earliest so that they can apply in PG courses”, added Jha.
The university is likely to conduct rest pending exams of traditional, vocational and diploma courses in July-end and August.
However, the Patna University Students’ Union is not satisfied with the decision. Nishant Kumar, vice-president of PUSU, said, “Students are not ready for the exam as they are under mental stress and one-month study leave is not sufficient to prepare for exams.”
Besides, students residing in hostels have returned to their native places. Gathering students from different corners would risk the health of students. We’d sit on a hunger strike seeking postponement of part III examination and promotion of part I and part II students without examination, added Nishant Kumar.