SILCHAR, July 23 - At a time when speculations regarding conduct of examinations by Assam University Silchar amidst the rising figures of COVID-19 cases is fetching diverse reactions from various segments of students and the society at large, authorities of the Central varsity here have issued an examination notification for the final year post graduate and under graduate students.
In a notification issued by Registrar in-charge Dr Pradosh Kiran Nath, the authorities have mentioned that students of TDC CBCS intermediate semesters (2nd & 4th) in affiliated colleges of the university would be promoted to the next semester as per the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on the basis of 50 per cent marks secured in Internal Assessment and 50 per cent in the previous semester. However, for students of TDC 6th semester, offline examination (pen and paper mode) along with arrear/backlog papers shall be held after re-opening of the campus. The tentative schedule of examination is from September 8 to 28 this year, the notification stated. Further instructions to the affiliated colleges and respective departments at the university have been notified as well. Meanwhile, the post graduate students are asked to appear in the examinations likely to start from September 15, as per the notification.
Talking to The Assam Tribune on the developments, Vice Chancellor Prof Dilip Chandra Nath said, �the university understands the gravity of the situation with COVID-19 cases increasing at brisk pace. The schedule is tentative and we shall go ahead once and only when the Government gives us a clearance to conduct examination. However, we must realise that without examination in the pen and paper format, the degrees of the final students will not be recognised by anyone and the students must understand that we are taking measures for their careers only.�
He informed that if the situation demands the examination will be held three months later and we shall do accordingly but the students must attend the examination for which we are taking comprehensive steps ensuing their safety by adhering to the guidelines. The varsity has asked the district administration to vacate the campus by August 10 and to hand over the buildings used as quarantine centres by sanitising and cleaning them within August 15. Also, additional medical staff is being roped in with systematic shuttling of bus services as per the COVID-19 guideline.