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Allahabad University has decided to promote all the second year students to the third year. The university has also changed its decision to conduct offline exams after protests by students. Allahabad University will conduct the third year semester examination in online mode. “This decision has been taken in view of the opposition to the decision of the University given as per the recommendations of the High Powered Committee constituted on the issue.
Decision to promote second year students
According to reports, after this unfortunate situation, Allahabad University decided in an urgent meeting of the university administration chaired by Vice Chancellor Sangeeta Srivastava that all the students of the second year of UG courses will be promoted. Also, the examination of third year students will be in online mode. Here the students are protesting against the offline examination for the last one month.
Request for cancellation of offline exam
After the Allahabad University announced to conduct the semester exams offline, the students intensified their protest. A large number of students also staged a sit-in for hours outside the AU Vice Chancellor’s office. The university shifted to online classes after the country was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Stating the same, the students had requested AU to cancel the offline exam as they were attending the online classes for almost two years.
Conduct of examinations in online mode
The AU students’ protest lasted for 20 days, after which the authorities constituted a high-powered committee to look into the matter. The committee invited suggestions from students on the issue by March 10. After this, shared the recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University and decided that the examinations will be conducted in online mode.