The lack of infrastructure is a problem nagging many colleges across the University for many years now. It is during exam seasons when colleges face the heat of getting all the students seated in exam halls. This year was no less, when colleges tried numerous ways and means to hold exams for the excess number of students. In a lot of cases, same exam timings for students of Morning and Evening Colleges lead to chaos and the problem was seen in colleges in North, South as well as off-campus.
We compiled a report of the situation based on the inputs and images provided by readers of DU Beat.
1. Daulat Ram College
It seemed like North Campus was not exempt from the problem of lack of infrastructure. Students of Daulat Ram College were seen giving their exams in the corridor outside the Psychology Lab.
[quote] I saw half of my class was made to sit in corridors for giving exam.
This scenario took place last semester aswell. When even department corridors were used as sitting for examination – Srishti A Nashier, a student of Daulat Ram College[/quote]
2. Shyam Lal College
Shyam Lal College, an off-campus college located in East Delhi which operates on Morning and Evening basis also made students sit in the corridors and give their exams.
3. Motilal Nehru College
Motilal Nehru College in South Campus ran short of exam halls for its students. College authorities went on to build a makeshift tent as an exam hall during the evening slot. Students of MLNC however were unfazed and rather impressed by their college’s efforts.
4. Lakshmibai College
Students of Lakshmibai College had to give their exams in the corridors and outside the building in the winter chill. Almost a hundred college students were asked to give their exams in an open space outside the library. Broken furniture added to the problems.
[quote] On 3rd December we had to give our morning exam where a girl left as she couldn’t bear to sit in chilly environment and it was also a very windy day. The tables which are provided to us are not exactly table like, the rods of it aren’t screwed into the table and they get detached while writing exam. Every 5 minutes you could hear someone’s table falling apart! – a student of Lakshmibai College messaged us on Facebook[/quote]
Moreover, the college rules required the students to submit their bags and phones at the gate of the college.
5. Sri Aurobindo College
Students of Sri Aurobindo College were required to sit in the lawns of the college to give their exams.
[quote]Luckily I got the chance to sit in the seminar hall, but it was really bad to make the children sit outside in this bone chilling weather. The administration and management should make sure that proper seating arrangements are done so that students can easily take their exams – Anurag Tiwari, a student of Sri Aurobindo College on Facebook[/quote]
6. Dyal Singh College
Dyal Singh College, another college that operates on the Morning + Evening basis made some of its students sit in the canteen and give their exams.
[quote]We gave our Geography of Development exam in our bad smelling college canteen over dirty benches that made our answer sheets sticky because those benches were not properly cleaned! – a student of Dyal Singh College on Facebook[/quote]
7. Zakir Hussain College
Students of Zakir Hussain College (Evening) were made to sit in the corridors of the Science Block to give their exams in the winter chill as the clock struck 5PM.
Despite numerous promises by DUSU, Colleges of Delhi University once again failed to provide enough for students to give their exams in peace. As the number of students admitted in colleges increases, the authorities are failing to provide resources in equal proportion. Here’s hoping that the situation will be better during the next semester exams.
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