Nagpur News: A delegation of Students’ Organization of Nagpur (STON), the union of engineering students of RTMNU colleges, met the Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr. Mahesh Yenkie in connection with holding of special examination as promised by the Vice Chancellor Dr Vilas Sapkal. The engineering students had resorted to indefinite hunger strike for pressing their various demands. The delegation’s meeting with Dr Mahesh Yenkie was in furtherance of a memorandum submitted to him on January 1 demanding holding of a special examination for the students who have passed in the revaluation of question papers.
It may be recalled, in a meeting held on November 14 between the representatives of agitating students and Pro-Vice Chancellor Mahesh Yenkie, Controller of Examination Vilas Ramteke, Dean of Engineering Dr Khirsagar, it was decided that a Special Examination will be conducted by December end for the students who will not be able to appear for the current Winter Examination in 2013.
The STON representatives Suraj Mankar, Prabhat Agrawal, Abhishek Ingolikar and Kunal Bawankar met Dr Yenkie to know about the status of deputation given to him.
According to information, Dr Yenkie told the students that the memorandum has been sent to Controller of Examination and the data of the students who have passed in the revaluation examination has been sought. Dr Yenkie said, for special examination, it has to be seen whether majority of the students have passed or not in revaluation. The special examination can’t be taken for few number of students. Also to hold special examination, a committee will have to be constituted to take decision on it.
Abhishek Sawarkar, Engineering Student: “After passing the revaluation, we fit into the condition for appearing the exams. Even then the specials examinations are not being conducted. We are losing a year. We had paid full tuition fees. We are also not allowed to give internals and practicals, too.”
Manish: “Time is running out for us. Half of our year has been wasted. Special examinations should be conducted as soon as possible. I am in final year. Delay in examinations will further delay our degrees too.