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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Studies Stalled in Six Colleges Following CP’s Movement

MALDA, 11 MAY: Academic business in at least six colleges came to a halt following a movement of the Congress affiliate students’ organization Chhatra Parishad (CP) demanding the immediate publication of reassessment result of graduation final examinations and the restoration of home examination centre system. The University of Gour Banga (UGB) authorities, however, said that the result would be published on Monday but they were unable to revert to home examination centre system without approval of the University Council (UC).

CP supporters launched massive stir in Pakuahat, Malda, Gour, Chanchal, Samsi and South Malda Colleges against the delay in publishing the result of reassessment of BA second year result. The studies in all these colleges came to a standstill owing to the protest of the CP supporters. They took out rallies shouting slogans against the ‘lacuna’ of the varsity authorities. Besides they also demanded that decision of the UGB to cancel the home examination centre system had to be cancelled.

District CP president Prasenjit Das said: “The UGB authorities promised that they would publish the result of reassessment yesterday. But they failed to keep their promises. The students are reeling under uncertainty and we are protesting against that.” He also said that the decision of changing the examination venue from home centres to other colleges was abrupt. “The decision was taken at the last moment. The students are not mentally prepared. We demand that the varsity authorities must review their decision and allow the students to take the examinations at their home centres,” Mr Das said. Interestingly CPI-M’s students’ organization SFI also opposed the cancellation of home examination centre system.

The officiating controller of examinations (COE) of the UGB Rajat Kishore Dey said: “The concerned agency responsible for the preparation of result couldn’t reach Malda today owing to transport problem. We hope we would be getting the results from them tomorrow and by Monday the colleges would be receiving the result.”

Regarding the examination centres Mr De said: “It was the decision of the UC and we are only the implementing authorities. I have asked the college authorities to communicate the matter to the registrar. If the UC adopts a decision that the home examination centre system would sustain, we would act accordingly.”

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