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SHILLONG | AUG 20, 2020:
The students of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) are unhappy over the decision to hold the final year's examination from the third week of September, claiming that the decision was taken without considering the problems faced by the students' community.
"The Dean Committee and the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. S.K. Srivastava has taken this decision to hold the examination during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He (Vice-Chancellor) is overlooking the problems faced by the students as many of them do not have access to the internet," said one of the students from the Law department, Rangdajied Marwein.
Alleging that the VC has fixed the date of final examination beyond his tenure which ends on September 22, he said that he (Prof Srivastava should not take decisions which is beyond his term.
He further alleged, "It is very clear that the Vice-Chancellor is trying to play the chess game of bargaining for his extension by using students' end semester examination as a pawn," he alleged.
Terming the decision of the VC to hold online examination as a ploy, he said, "It is important to remove such a fanatic irrational man from NEHU's Vice-Chancellor position and initiate the due process of selection of Vice-Chancellor".
He further called upon the State Government and civil society to take note of the breach of academic norms by the VC.