HC permits HP University to conduct final-semester UG exams from August 19


Bhanu P Lohumi

Tribune News Service

Shimla, August 18

While the confusion confounded by the late night time resolution of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) to postpone the final-semester undergraduate examinations slated for Tuesday induced nice inconvenience to a bit of scholars who reached the centres, the Himachal Pradesh High courtroom accepted the evaluate petition of the college paving approach for persevering with with examination schedule.

Consequently, all examinations could be held as per schedule from tomorrow (August 19) whereas the subsequent date for at the moment’s examination could be introduced quickly, stated Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University, Sikander Kumar.

The HPU had filed an software to evaluate the choice and after listening to each the edges, the courtroom dismissed the petition filed by Yaseen Mohd contending therein that the Central authorities has not allowed opening of faculties and faculties until date and regardless of that the HPU has issued schedule for last examination of UG courses and permitted the HPU to go forward with the examinations, he added.

Confusion was created because the Education Minister Gobind Thakur emphatically stated examinations would proceed however authorities realised that it might tantamount to contempt of courtroom and requested the college to file the evaluate petition and postpone the examinations slated for at the moment.

Uncertainty loomed massive as the scholars weren’t conscious that examinations could be held at the moment and frantic efforts had been made to tell them about postponement of examinations. The faculties posted the choice on their respective Facebook web page and faculties websites and used different means to tell the scholars.

However, nonetheless a bit of scholars reached the examination centres and confronted avoidable inconvenience. Moreover, the scholars who’ve come from distant locations for taking exams must lengthen their keep until the postponed examinations usually are not performed, stated an academician.

The Education Minister additionally stated the evaluate petition of the college in opposition to orders of August 14, asking the college “not to proceed with examination schedule”, has been accepted by the High Court and there’s no keep from the apex courtroom. As such the examinations could be performed as scheduled from tomorrow and all precautions like social distancing, sanitisation and carrying of masks could be taken.

HPU in dock for communication hole

The HPU determined to postpone the examination to be held at the moment at 10 pm final night time and the “laidback” strategy of the college authorities in addition to the federal government has not gone nicely with the scholars and their wards who questioned the dearth of coordination and demanded that accountability ought to be mounted and motion be taken in opposition to particular person liable for communication hole.

The office-bearers of Himachal Government College Teachers’ Association (HGCTA) maintained that they’d urged the college authorities to go forward with examinations after August 28 as soon as there’s readability however their suggestion was not accepted.



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