LUCKNOW: A section of AKTU engineering students opposed the government’s plan to hold online exams for students at state technical institutes.
Students said that technical issues plagued the online courses and that they could only understand 40% of the concepts taught in online mode.
They said many students and teachers got infected with Covid-19 due to which a lot of time was wasted.
“Our semi-annual review continued until March. As the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic spread, the government announced the complete closure of academic institutions from May 1 to May 15. We had virtually no classes in line for even semesters. How can we be invited to appear for online exam without proper teaching, “said Ayush Gupta, a BTech student at a private engineering school affiliated with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University ( AKTU).
“Due to technical issues, the online courses were not of adequate help. Sometimes teachers could not be heard while sometimes students in villages and small towns could not attend classes due to poor internet connection, ”said Abhinav Nagar, BTech student at AKTU. He demanded that they be promoted like the other students.
“If the exams take place online, what will I do? Either I’ll have to come and live on rent in Lucknow or skip the exam ”said Abhinav, from a village in Sitapur.
Another student, Ajay Yadav, said: “Not a single practical class took place in the even semester. Our faculty were also relaxed and didn’t take the classes seriously thinking that we will be promoted like last year. Now there is no more time for preparation.
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Shortly after Technical Education and Vocational Secretary Alok Kumar tweeted that the government was finalizing the arrangements for organizing online exams for students at state technical institutes, the students commented. his nickname asking him to promote them all.
“Please start studying. If your college is not serious, please share your college details, ”he replied, and made sure to answer any questions each student asked regarding the exam. When students asked what those in rural areas would look like for online exams, he replied, “You won’t need very high connectivity. We are trying to resolve the issues. One of the solutions is that you can go to the nearest common service center. On a question related to an incomplete curriculum, he said: “We will ask the institutes to organize remedial courses.”