The decision of the Abdul Kalam Technical University to conduct offline exams in the amidst of Covid-19
The students of NIT, Noida; Apeejay Institute of Technology, Noida and Greater Noida Institute of Technology, filed petition to the Supreme Court to quash the decision of the University to conduct exam in offline manner.
The students have plead that almost 80% of the students are from different areas and state and lives in hostels.
They have stated that more than 700 colleges are affiliated to AKTU and approximately 4 lakh students would be appearing for the examination of various courses. They asserted that immense number student appearing in close space would be a health risk due to the ongoing Pandemic.
The students also stated to the court that as they have been attending classes through online mode so they have prepared for the online mode as they don’t have any materials or books issued from the libraries of their respective colleges as they didn’t go to their colleges since March 2020.
The students also argued that the students will have to travel from different places and states which will increase the risk of the virus.