Calcutta University defers all its undergraduate exams scheduled on 28 August

Published on: Aug 27, 2018 12:11 IST
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Calcutta University postpones exam

The candidates who are preparing for the Calcutta University undergraduate examinations, we have some important news for you. The varsity has postponed all its undergraduate examination scheduled on 28 August, in which more than 10,000 students are likely to appear. According to the University, the BSc Part I practicals (honours) and BFAD (Bachelor in fashion and apparel designing) theory exams, which were going to be held on August 28, will be rescheduled.

A notification issued on Friday by CU’s Controller of Examinations, Jayanta Sinha, read, “Undergraduate examinations scheduled on 28.08.2018 have been deferred. The revised date will be announced shortly.” Interestingly, August 28 is also the foundation day of the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (student wing). West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC President will address a rally near Mahatma Gandhi’s statue on Mayo Road to mark the occasion.

“This is a clear example of how the ruling party has turned education institutions into party offices. They are just following what the ruling party is dictating. The examinations have been deferred so that students who are members of TMCP can attend the foundation day rally,” alleged SFI state president Pratik Ur Rahman.

The Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, on the other hand, has denied all the allegations and said that “it is an internal matter of the university and only its authorities can clarify why they have taken such a decision. We have nothing to do with this decision,” said a student wing leader.

According to the sources, the TMC leadership has asked the student’s wing to make the event a grand success and to ensure a huge turnout on August 28. TMCP controls more than 90 percent of the student unions at the 145 colleges affiliated to the university.

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