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CU must rethink on Viva and evaluation camps

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From our Education Correspondent

Calicut University had cancelled many examinations previously during Nipah outbreak and Kerala flood. Students and teaching community could overcome such situations by working, overtime.

However, the recent decision of the university to conduct B.Com and BBA Viva examinations as per the schedule,March 16 onwards,  gives anxiety to parents,teachers and examiners. And,it is a decision against government norms and World Health Organization guidelines.

 

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM-K) one of the prestigious institutions in the country postponed its annual convocation , scheduled on April 3 and 4 in the wake of Covid-19.

But,the Calicut University has not yet postponed the Viva or sixth semester centralised evaluation camps,scheduled toi beginfrom 23,March.

Hundreds of  students and teachers have to meet together and travel from distant places by public transports.

This would pose health threat to highly sensitive regions in Malabar where many gulf returnees who might have exposed to Covid-19 infected passengers.

The state and union governments had already given guidelines to avoid any type of social gathering and public functions. Schools and colleges in the state are closed in the wake of Covid outbreak.

Calicut University’s firm attitude in the time of Covid-19 pandemic is said to be  a threat to public health, according to experts.

Meanwhile,the university has cancelled few exminations scheduled from Monday onwards.

The postponed examinations are:

1 Final MBBS Part-II Supplementary (2009 admission only) Examinations November 2018 and Additional Special Supplementary (2008 and earlier) examinations April 2019 2 Fifth Semester B Tech Regular /Supplementary/Improvement Examination November 2019 (2014 scheme) 3 Fifth Semester B Tech/Part Time B Tech Supplementary Examination November 2019 (2009 scheme) 4 Third Semester B Arch Regular/Supplementary/Improvement Examiantion November 2019

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