Jamshedpur, Aug 12: City-based students of the D Y Patil University at Pune are left in lurch as the university has asked the final year students to return back to campus and appear for the final year exams later this month. With Pune becoming an epicentre of the pandemic, the students are not willing to leave the city and give exams in person.
“The order of the university has come as a shock to us. The university has scheduled exams beginning from August 31 and have asked us to be quarantined before appearing for them. Moreover, we have also been asked to conduct a COVID test before leaving the city. But we want the university to conduct online exams. The situation is not good for us to travel,” said a student, who wished not to be quoted.
The student said not only Jamshedpur but there are several students from other parts of the State who are being forced to appear in the exam in person. Pune being the hotbed of coronavirus going to such a place makes the students highly susceptible to the virus.
“Since we have got the notification about the final year exam from the college all of us have raised our various concerns before several government authorities and demanded for online exams. We are watching the news daily about the Covid condition in Pune. It is very risky to travel to Pune right now. Even my parents are not allowing me to travel and so I have stayed back in Jamshedpur.”
A student who is back home at the moment that the students have also written to various authorities to conduct these tests online as conditions in Pune are not at all good for them to travel there. Cases are rising every day and it is risky to come to the city just to take the exam in person.
According to university officials the decision has been taken to maintain their academic schedule and for the benefit of their future.