The long list of upheavals in the University this year, just got longer with the changes proposed in the examination date sheet.
With the sudden change in examination date sheet , the latest follow-up of the rescheduling comes from the B.A Economics IIIrd year students who are much more disturbed than the rest by the advancement in their exams by as many as ten days. The change, which was made to accommodate for the clash in the JNU entrance exam and one of their main papers (a 100 mark Development Theory paper), has not really solved the purpose, and on the contrary added to their worry.
To bring their denunciation into notice, an online petition has been raised directly addressed to the Vice Chancellor with their primary complaint being irrationality in the post-change schedule and no time to prepare. This petition (whose link can be found on Facebook as well) was initiated on the 10th of April and has over 100 signatories to it in two days time.
While some refused to sign the petition on the claim of it being of no avail, most have shown resilience and helplessness towards the autonomous decision making body of the Delhi University and accepted the new schedule.
As the current batches fall guinea pigs of the yet-to-be-evolved semester (or sham-ester?) system, the daily-formulating changes (the latest being that of the doing away with application procedure and an expected sky-high cut-off), there is increasing worry and furry among teachers and students of what’s going to be in store for the next year.