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KTU row: Education Minister C Raveendranath to meet unions

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 17, 2016, 2:27 am IST
Updated Dec 17, 2016, 7:12 am IST
The student unions had opposed the decision to entrust a private agency with conducting the online examinations.
C Raveendranath
 C Raveendranath

Thiruvananthapuram: Education Minister C. Raveendranath will soon convene a meeting with student unions  to discuss the row over the B.Tech examinations in the  APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.  A group of teachers of  various engineering colleges has mediated  with both  vice-chancellor  Kuncheria P. Isaac and the minister and urged them to convene a meeting to solve the impasse. One engineering college teacher told Deccan Chronicle that the situation called for urgent intervention.  

It would take at least 18 days to print  the answer sheets to hold the exams on January 4 after the Christmas holidays. The university will have to conduct a re-test after  cancelling the examinations in colleges where they were held without interruption on December 13 and 14.  The first semester examinations scheduled on December 13 were  disrupted in five colleges and the third semester examinations scheduled on December 14  in 16 colleges.

 

Following this, all the examinations scheduled to be held from December 15 were postponed.  The student unions had opposed  the  decision to entrust a private agency with conducting the online examinations. As per the plans, the  colleges downloaded the question papers from the website designed for the purpose and conducted the examinations using the photostat copies of the question papers.

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Location: India, Kerala




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