Kohima, November 13 (NEx): Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of Nagaland Animi Lotha requested the Vice Chancellor of Nagaland university to postpone and conduct the examination of undergraduate students by January/February 2021, citing the prevailing pandemic (COVID-19) in the state and also that UGC has changed it’s academic calendar from November 2020-May 2021.
Following a representation to the Chief Secretary, GoN, on the tentative examination routine of the NU for odd semester undergraduate students by the All Nagaland College Students’ Union on November 10, 2020, the Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of Nagaland Animi Lotha, writes to the Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University on November 12, 2020 requesting to postpone the exams for odd semester students (1st, 3rd & 5th) which is scheduled to be held on December 7-21, 2020, owing to the prevailing pandemic (COVID-19) in the state and difficulties to be faced by the students.
The Dy. Secretary stated that considering the large number of students who would appear the exam it will be difficult to follow the SOP. He also said that majority of students are enrolled in colleges within Kohima and Dimapur and will face difficulty finding proper accommodation as most of them have gone home vacating their rented house and hostels.
Earlier, ANCSU in a letter to the university opined that the recently declared NU tentative examination routine for undergraduate degree courses needs to be re-examined, and despite the prevailing circumstances the union strongly forthput that the examination routine should be student friendly unlike the recently declared exam routines which is herculean in nature.
Meanwhile, the Union in reference to the revised University Grants Commission Academic Calendar 2020, reiterated that the exams for the present 1st, 3rd and 5th semester undergraduate degree students can be conducted during the month of March, 2021. It also submitted a representation, requesting the Chief Secretary, GoN, to advice the NU regarding the same, in larger interest of the students, colleges and the society at large, as the prevailing COVID-19 situation remains inconducive to conduct physical mode of examination.