Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, being the largest organisation working in India for the welfare of students, youth especially in the area of education and research, we understand our responsibility of being vigilant against the dilution of education quality but at the same time take into consideration the safety of students in these times of Wuhan corona pandemic.
Based on the feedback from various student leaders from ABVP University units and advise from Professors and people in administration of various colleges, universities, ABVP came up with a detailed memorandum regarding Examinations, Entrance Tests and Academic Sessions addressed to the Union Education Minister.
This memorandum touched upon the pending Board exams with a request to State & Central governments to consider the future of the students and devise some novel method like short duration exam, open book examinations or exams for major subjects alone with physical distancing in coming July-August. Through this memorandum ABVP made it very clear that the safety of the student is the top most priority and at the same time quality of education shouldn't be compromised which would have some repercussions on a longer run. ABVP also appreciates a number of State governments who are already adopting some such similar creative approaches and requests Central and other State governments not to take any hasty decisions.
Speaking about the final year students of various colleges and universities ABVP, in its memorandum of suggestions, has recommended that the evaluation of final year students be done on the basis of reduced syllabus. Other major points include increasing the number of seats in various medical courses as well as starting the next academic session from the month of September or October, etc.; the evaluation of Class XII students in the light of the fact that admissions into various UG programmes are based on the Merit List.
ABVP clearly acknowledges the importance of Entrance tests in maintaining the quality of higher education in our country and thereby quality of Research also. At the same time ABVP insists that these tests including JEE, NEET, CLAT, CUCET, etc be conducted after proper planning by all authorities concerned so that the safety of student is not compromised. Suggestions like increasing the number of centres, equipping the centres with state of art precautionary safety measures, timing for these exams are a few of them.
Recently ABVP also demanded for extension of the PG entrance examination conducted by the AIIMS to a later date in view of the aspirants engaged in Wuhan Covid-19 duty and would need time for preparations. Read more about this here