National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) Punjab president Akshay Sharma has urged the state Higher Education Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa to promote students of all the graduation courses with special one-time exception of credit relaxation for final year students, in the wake of uncertainty prevailing over students’ future amid coronavirus pandemic.
In a memorandum to the Cabinet Minister, Askhay Sharma said that the promotion to next level and score could be based on the work already done in the ongoing semester or the average scores of their preceding performances. He urged the state government to also facilitate the final year students so that they can graduate on time.
Meanwhile, the Higher Education Minister has assured him of necessary action in this regard at the earliest. He also lauded the NSUI Punjab for their zeal and spirit in providing support to the needy during the lockdown.
There is a sense of anxiety and pressure among the students as a result of continued uncertainty over the status of examinations all over the country, Akshay Sharma said. Adding, he said that the mid-semester exams, assignments, and projects could be considered while measuring performance and allocation of grades.
Citing instances of such decisions by IIT Kanpur, Goa University, and Amity University among the others, Akshay Sharma said that this would also ensure that the grading of their final year courses is complete latest by June 30 or July 15 giving the students some time to prepare for their next admission of their choice. The special gesture during these unprecedented times would alleviate mental plight of lakhs of students, Akshay said.