DIBRUGARH, MAY 14 � After Students Federation of India (SFI) staged a gherao of the administrative building of the Dibrugarh University (DU) today over alleged mismanagement of the semester system, the authorities came up with a written reply, stating that due to a large number of candidates in the BA, BSc, and B Com programmes, carrying out compartmental examinations was not feasible just after declaration of the results.
The DU authorities, however, said that they would explore possibilities of holding the compartmental examinations within a reasonable period of time. The students� organization had demanded that the compartmental examinations for �back� subjects of students be held within 45 days after the declaration of results and in conformity with the semester system and the UGC rules.
On the end semester examinations, the University authorities said that �a student must pass all end semester examinations within six years from the date of admission to the first semester irrespective of the number of chances�. Further, the University is also seriously seeking to curtail holidays from the next year in order to increase the number of class days as per the UGC norms, the University authorities informed. However, the DU authorities underlined that they would also follow State holidays to respect the sentiments of all sections of the people.
Although, the agitation was called off by the Students Federation of India (SFI) following the written reply by the DU authorities, the students body has asked the authorities to conduct the compartmental examination immediately and demanded that the same must be conducted within 45 days after the declaration of results of the end semester.
Rejecting the authorities� claim that due to excess students organizing the compartmental examinations was not feasible, the SFI leaders said that unless University improves its infrastructure to suit to the semester system like 1:30 teacher-student ratio and establishments of modern library with all its logistics, implementing the semester system will continue to be unsuccessful.