Demonetisation of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 currency notes has not only affected households and business activities but also college-goers who fail to arrange cash in time to pay for exam application forms.
Therefore, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore has decided to extend the last date of submitting application forms for the fifth semester exam from November 15 to November 18.
Although forms are to be filled online, the fee is collected through bank challans and students are required to deposit it in their respective departments. More than two lakh students pursuing undergraduate courses at more than 270 colleges affiliated to DAVV are to appear in the semester examination throughout December and January.
“I waited for almost two hours in a queue at a university SBI branch to submit my exam form. I returned empty-handed as the cash at the bank ran dry. Considering the heavy rush in banks, university authorities should extend the date for submission of exam forms,” said second-year B.Sc. student Manish Kumar.
DAVV vice-chancellor Narendra Dhakkad said, “We don’t want to spoil any student’s future just because of he/she doesn’t have money. The form submission date is to be extended. I hope this will help every student arrange enough cash to submit forms without any hurdle.”
Sources said many other state universities are going to follow DAVV’s move and are likely to extend the deadline for exam form submission.