Nagpur News: Some students of LLB (Bachelor of Law) skipped their Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj (RTM) Nagpur University exam paper and demanded a meeting with University authorities on Tuesday. They were supported by members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The students are angry about their complaints and requests for postponement being ignored, while the demands of students from other streams are being worked upon.
While University examinations were postponed for students of Engineering and Architecture on Sunday, Law students are still waiting for their demands to be met on the first day of their scheduled exams on 5th November, despite having been agitating for weeks.
“Students from different streams such as Engineering, Architecture, LLB and MBA, along with some ABVP members, had met Pro- VC (Vice Chancellor) Mahesh Yenkie a few days ago, and explained to him their various problems”, ABVP President Ajit Singh said. The decision to postpone University exams only for Engineering and Architecture was taken the night before the exams were scheduled to begin, after Senate Member Abhijeet Wanjari spoke to BE students gathered outside University premises and strongly advocated their cause, along with fellow Senate Member Manmohan Bajpai.
The law students had spoken to the University earlier as well, demanding non- absorption into the new syllabus for old students because of a drastic increase in workload and examination fees. The exams began today, and senior students have been told to sit for the new course, with its additional papers.
Law students, hence, gathered at RTMNU gates again today to press their demands. University Registrar Ashok Gomase spoke to the students and assured them that their demands will be heard. An urgent meeting has been called for University officials; updates are awaited.