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Posted at: Apr 21, 2017, 12:59 AM; last updated: Apr 21, 2017, 12:59 AM (IST)

Exams nearing, colleges yet to complete syllabus

Principals told to finish curriculum in time

Ravinder Saini

Tribune News Service

Mahendragarh, April 20

The examinations of undergraduate (UG) courses are round the corner but the syllabus is yet to be completed in government colleges, causing anxiety among students who are demanding the exams be postponed.

Sources say the syllabus has not been completed for UG classes as extension lecturers have been on a 21-day strike during the ongoing semester. No class was held during the strike. Though regular staff of government colleges was on duty, they failed to take classes in place of extension lectures who boycotted work from February 13 to March 5.

In view of the prevailing situation, the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Haryana, has directed the principals of all government colleges to ensure the syllabus is completed before the examinations and arrange extra classes for the purpose, if required, say the sources.

They add the DHE has issued directives while acting on complaints by college students at the Chief Minister’s window, demanding the examinations be postponed until the syllabus is completed. “Our examinations are going to start soon but the syllabus is yet to be covered due to the strike by extension lecturers. No class was held during the strike,” say students in the complaint.

A student says how can the exams be conducted when the syllabus is still incomplete. The college should have conducted extra classes to cover the syllabus in time after the strike but no one bothered. Now, students are not fully prepared for the exams, he adds.

Dr MS Yadav, Principal, Government College, Narnaul, says they have completed the syllabus by conducting extra classes immediately after the strike. Hence, the DHE’s directives are applicable to only those colleges that have failed to complete the curriculum.

Joginder Ahlawat, press secretary, All Haryana Extension Lecturers’ Association, endorsing the students’ demand says, according to the UGC guidelines, classes are imperative to be conducted at least 90 days during a semester but the ongoing semester has failed to meet the requirement due to the strike and other holidays. Hence, extra classes should be conducted with immediate effect to cover the syllabus before the examinations.

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