Covid-19: Islamia College students urge exams be held via online mode

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The students of Islamia College of Science and Commerce Srinagar have urged that their examination be held online.

The students have said that holding the examination via offline mode would be dangerous amid the Covid 19 pandemic.

They urged the exam be held at par with other colleges and universities as they have been asked to submit examination forms.

A student of Bachelors of Business Administration told The Kashmir Walla over the phone that the college has asked students to submit semester examination forms while the exam is expected to be held in the first week of July.

“We have been asked to submit an examination form for the semester examination without clarifying whether the examination will be held online or offline,” the student said.

“Many institutions that have scheduled examinations in July are going to conduct the exams in online mode but our college is planning to go for offline mode,” he alleged and feared that “it will be disastrous to appear physically in the examination” amid the COVID19 pandemic.

Another student who is pursuing Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the college said that the non-clarification on the mode of examination has created confusion among the students, “At a time when universities of the region are conducting examinations online, our college is preferring offline mode, it has created confusion.” He said.

He further said that he has tested positive for the contagion, “I have tested positive for COVID19 infection recently,” he said, adding that the conducting of exams via online mode is the genuine concern of the students and not a demand.

Since the second wave of covid-19, the educational institutions in Kashmir have been shut and classes have been conducted via online mode.

Meanwhile, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Controller examinations at Islamic college of science and commerce Srinagar told The Kashmir Walla that it was yet to be decided whether the college will conduct examinations online or offline.

“Both the options are open (online and offline) and still the final decision is yet to be taken,” Bhat said and stressed that offline mode of examination is preferable in the end semester.

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