Extra classes, stress and a mad rush to complete the syllabus is what Delhi University students are going through these days.
With the semester-end exams scheduled to begin on November 20, teachers are rushing through the syllabus.
"A lot of syllabus is still remaining while we still have a little over a month to go for the exams, I have no idea if we will be able to finish everything. We have completed just two units out of five and it seems like we will be getting just an overview of the last one before the exams start," said Rohan Khanna, a student of BA Programme at Hindu College.
In some colleges, meanwhile, students do not even have notes and books for some subjects to study so far.
"We have been running around to get a copy of the notes for a Mathematics paper. The book is not available in the library and the syllabus is moving very slowly. For the other papers, we hopefully will be able to finish the syllabus in time for the exams," said a BCom (honours) student at Sri Venkateswara College, on condition of anonymity.
But the students that are the worst hit, it seems, are from the science stream. While the exams for other students start on November 20 and their classes go on till mid-November, the practical exams for science stream students start on November 1, giving sleepless nights to teachers and students alike.
"We are left with a major chunk of the syllabus and Physics being one of the toughest courses in DU, we are all stressed since it takes some time to practice and get a good grasp of the basics,” said Pragya Chawla, a first year Physics (honours) student from Miranda House.
“Apart from our regular classes, we are having about three hours of extra classes per week. The teachers are also hard pressed for time. Everyone in my class is going through the same thing," she added.