UoP rattles third year students before exams

Mar 13, 2013, 01:48 IST | Swapnal Tilekar

Students of University of Pune (UoP) see their future at stakeas clouds of uncertainty loom over them. Two days ago the varsity website published a General Resolution (GR) stating that practical examinations will be conducted after the theory papers.

However, volunteers of the National Student Union of India (NSUI) said the website was not supposed to carry any such GR. Amir Shaikh, NSUI Secretary, Maharashtra, said, “We visited the vice-chancellor of the university demanding an explanation for the actions. The GR, we found, was not put up by any authorised official of the UoP.” 

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He added, “Such actions mislead students who don’t know which examination they must prepare for. It’s disappointing that such things are happening in a reputed university.” NSUI was told that an enquiry would be carried out into the matter.  The circular stated that BA/BCom/BSc/Computer Science and Biotechnology practical examinations would be held after the theory examinations and theory exams would commence from March 28. But in reality, varsity officials told the NSUI volunteers that they are yet to take a decision over the schedule of the practical examinations.

When we contacted university officials about the matter, faculty member Dilip Dhavale accepted that such an erroneous circular was indeed put on the official UoP website, but has now been now taken off. He also said that more information about the examinations would be given today after the management holds a meeting. 

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