Published On : Thu, Mar 21st, 2013

Teachers’ strike forces Nagpur University to postpone exams


Nagpur News: In an Urgent meeting convened today of its Board of Examinations (BOE), members finally took decision to postpone the examination owing to the pressure of teachers who are on Strike.

NU has postponed all 48 examination’s which include the examination which were scheduled to start from March 23 informed VC Vilas Sapkal in a hurried Press Conference this evening.

He informed that New date of examination will be announced within two days of teacher’s strike been called off.

Exam Postponed Notification Click here  to see list of Exam postponed 

Its may be recalled that on Wednesday members allegedly forced administration led by VC Vilas Sapkal to convene the meeting to postponed the Nagpur University examination.

Some universities in the state have already postponed the final examination of degree courses following the stir by the Maharashtra Federation of College and University Teachers Organisation.

The universities which have participated in the boycott include University of Mumbai, University of Pune, Shivaji University, Kolhapur University and the Sant Gadgebaba University in Amravati. exams.

Interestingly in Nagpur, both pro-VC Mahesh Yenkie and Ramteke had categorically ruled out any change in the exam schedule, to ensure students did not face problems. They had even said that they were ready to conduct the exam in any eventuality. Sadly, these two never raise their voice if the BOE or VC were taking wrong decisions.

In October last year, NU was forced to defer all engineering and home science exams, affecting over 60,000 students and disrupting their entire schedule. Even in this case, both pro-VC and CoE had vehemently opposed deferment of these exams, but both BOE and VC took this ‘illegal’ decision after local politicians and education barons pressurised them so that their illegally admitted students could appear.