Students pursing a masters’ degree in Arts at SNDT University’s distance education programme are in a fix as study material, which is supposed to be sent by the university before exams, have not reached them despite assurances from the college.
Currently, students are giving their second semester exams. In the first semester too, they faced the same problem.
“We were told that there is some problem and the material will come late. However, it never did,” said a student, on condition of anonymity. With no study material provided, the college had assured students of setting easy papers. However, the exam was tough, said some students. The students, who are appearing for the exams, said almost all students got ATKTs (allowed to keep term) in the first semester.
The director of the university’s Centre for Distance Education, TJ Matthew, however, rubbished the claims. “There were some issues initially. However, once they were sorted, we sent the material study across by speed post to each student.” He, however, refused to comment on the ATKTs. The students are now planning a protest against the issue after exams.