Several students reached their respective centres to appear in the semester examination, unaware that the Panjab University (PU) had postponed the same to January 2.
The PU has postponed the examination due to the ongoing stir by the teachers of grant-in-aid colleges, who say that they haven’t got their salaries for the last 18 months. A few students at SCD Government College said that the development was surprising for them.
A student, requesting anonymity, said, “I was not aware about it. After reaching the college, I came to know from my friends that the examination was postponed. Neither the notice board nor the website of the college had such an information for the convenience of the students.”
Another student, seeking his name not to be mentioned, said, “I couldn’t get my phone’s battery charged due power cuts in Jagraon so I had no information about the exam postponement. Finding no one at the exam centre, I visited one of my teacher to know about the development. It is indignant to travel a distance of 40 km in bus.”
When contacted, SCD college principal Dharam Singh Sandhu said, “We have displayed this information on the college notice board. The students of only second and final year were coming to the college to appear in the house tests.”
When asked about the reason for not uploading the information on the college website, he replied that the college students rarely visit the website so the information was displayed only on the notice board.
Several PU affiliated colleges’ websites had no information regarding the postponement of the Panjab University examination.
The first semester examination postponed on January 2 include English and business communication for B Com, business statistics of BBA, Punjabi compulsory for BCA and chemistry for Bachellor of Science (general).