Calcutta University exam online or offline, decision reserved
Kolkata, 21 June (H.S.). The hearing on the PIL filed regarding whether the examination in Calcutta University will be online or offline has been completed on Tuesday. A division bench of Justices Subrata Talukdar and Lapita Banerjee has reserved its decision for the time being. Earlier, a similar case was dismissed by a bench of Justice Kaushik Chand. Apart from this, another petition with a similar demand is pending for hearing in a division bench of Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and Justice Rajarshi Bhardwaj.
Petitioner Neeraj Gupta said that online examination is being conducted in 90 percent of the universities of the state. There children have been given the option to open the book and take the exam. Aaliya University has decided to take the examination only for the syllabus that has been completed. On the other hand Calcutta University has not completed the syllabus also and has announced offline exam despite studying online. It should be cancelled.
It is noteworthy that students say that due to online education and non-completion of syllabus, examinations should also be conducted online so that children have facilities. However, the university has announced to take the offline examination and has made it clear that this decision will not be reversed.