EDUCATION & APATHY: Test at door, no sign of permits – Bengal standards of neglect to details, nothing surprising ?!!
FROM THE TELEGRAPH CORRESPONDENT
Siliguri, Dec. 7: Ten students of Siliguri College have not received their admit cards from North Bengal University, less than a week before the scheduled start of their semester exams.
The students of bachelor of computer application (BCA) blamed the “negligence” of the college and the university for non-receipt of the admit cards. Some of the students who went to the college to collect the admit cards today were told that the cards had not been issued by the varsity.
“We had filled up the university exam form in the beginning of October and submitted it to the college. The admit cards were to be collected today. But when we approached the college office today, we were told that the varsity had not sent the admit cards. On checking the register that was sent from NBU with the admit cards, we found that the names of 10 students did not figure there. Not even five days are left for our exams to begin and our admit cards have not been issued. This is total negligence on the part of the college and the varsity,” said a second-year BCA student who had not received his admit card.
Nearly 50 students of first, second and third years of the BCA department are to appear for their first, third and fifth semester exams that are scheduled from December 13.
“We are worried that the 10 of us will not be allowed to sit for the exams if the varsity does not issue our admit cards. We met the principal, who said he has informed the problem to the controller’s office,” said a first-year student.
The Trinamul Chatra Parishad and the SFI met college principal Malay Karanjai and threatened to launch agitation if the authorities did not get the admit cards by tomorrow.
“Both the college and varsity authorities are responsible for this lapse because of which the students are suffering. We have given the college authorities a day’s time to get the admit cards, failing which we will organise an indefinite dharna on the campus,” said Kanishka Rudra, the TMCP unit president at the college.
Subhrodeep Mukherjee, the SFI unit secretary at the college, said the authorities should ensure that the students receive their admit cards within a day.
The principal said he had informed the varsity authorities about the problem. “We had sent the exam forms of all BCA students to the varsity but because of some reasons, 10 admit cards were not issued. We have requested the controller’s office to issue the admit cards as soon as possible since the students have to sit for the exams on Monday,” Karanjai said.
Sushanta Das, the controller of examinations of NBU, said his office had issued admit cards to all students, whose examination forms had been received.
“We have not received the forms of the 10 students so their admit cards had not been issued,” Das said.