Jamia puts on hold odd semester/year end exams a day after students’ protest
A day after some Jamia Millia Islamia students protested against the “online proctored mode”, Jamia has put odd semester/year end examinations on hold.
A notice issued by the university authority on December 12 stated: “In …of the Office Notice COE/Exam/14/2020 published on the university website on 7th December 2020, regarding the conduct of odd semester/ year end examinations through ‘Online Proctored Mode’.
“The Vice-Chancellor has very kindly put the odd semester/year end examination on hold in view of the following:
1. The university has received several representations from the students regarding their problems/issues with ‘online proctored examination’.
ii. The university has apprised the University Grants Commission (UGC) of the concerns of the students and the decision of the university regarding mode of conduct of examinations. The directions/guidelines from the UGC on the matter are sought and still awaited.
iii. The university shall take its decision regarding the mode of conduct of examination in consonance with the directions/guidelines received from the UGC on the matter.”
The notice issued to university officials stated: “Meanwhile the students are advised to relax and continue with their ongoing online classes and their preparation for examination. They may frequently visit the university examination website, jmicoe.in for any further update on the matter.”