Published On : Wed, Apr 23rd, 2014

RTMNU cheated, robbed us of precious year, job prospects, a career: Engineering students

“We have lost mental peace. Both RTMNU and our colleges have played a dirty game with us,” was the general tone of words expressed by the students while reacting to University’s decision not to allow them to appear in Summer 2014 examinations.



Nagpur News: The ditched and docked Engineering students, reacting to Vice Chancellor’s decision in not allowing them to appear for Summer 2014 exams, angrily opened their minds while talking to Nagpur Today. “We feel cheated. We have been robbed of a precious academic year, job prospects, bright career, and above all mental peace. Both RTMNU and our colleges have played a dirty game with us,” was the general tone of words expressed by the students.

It may be recalled, the Acting Vice Chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University Anoop Kumar, harping on the University’s “Jumping” Ordinance, had on Tuesday announced that the engineering students will not be allowed to appear in Summer 2014 examinations. Anoop Kumar was addressing a press conference in connection with request of provisionally admitted BE students to appear in Higher Semester examination of in Summer 2014.

Final year ET student Sandipa said, “We feel grossly cheated. University has backed off from its promise. We are going to lose one precious year. Though we had paper backlog but we cleared it and were in line of eligibility. They allowed us to complete the term and now, even after fulfilling the criteria, the students are not being allowed to appear for the exam, aptly called the first step towards a contented life. Is this fair on RTMNU’s part”, exclaimed Sandipa.

Final year engineering student Santosh Singh said, “In future, we hope that the university doesn’t give hollow assurances. Revaluation is a big concern. Proper valuation and well qualified teachers of particular subject is need of the hour so that results come out on time. Whole year we went to college but now it is of no use.  I wanted to go or UPSC preparation but won’t be able to do so. If any student goes for revaluation his exam paper and the result comes in favor of the student then the teacher who had checked the exam paper initially should be suspended for at least for 4 years as a punishment for spoiling the student’s career.”

“We are very sad and shattered. The Ordinance which allowed us to keep the term has actually ruined our career. We will not be fit for campus placements, one year gap will prove hindrance in job prospect. We completed internals, practicals with a hope. But we will now have to wait for next examination to clear our graduation. Outside region students are the worst sufferers as their financial burden will also increase. Now, our hope hinges on the next hearing of the petition filed in the High Court to be held on April 25,” said Jayshree, final year engineering student.

“I am selected in the campus interview and have also cracked the GATE exam. We are losing on job opportunity and our future has become uncertain all of sudden. Is it our fault? The university does not bring out revaluation results on time. Paper checking is also not done properly because of which we have to avail this facility. And see the outcome of out long wait,” said Tushar, an engineering final year student from Wardha with anguish writ large on his face.

BJYM leader Nidhi Kamdar said that the last thing that the university told to students was Governor’s reply is awaited on the amendment sent to him. Then the Governor sent it to State Government. The State Government then conveyed its view on the issue to Governor’s office saying the Government has no objection, claimed Kamdar. “Now we want to know the reply of Governor’s office sent to RTMNU. If everything is positive then why the RTMNU is not letting the students to appear in the exams,” asserted Kamdar.

NSRU President Ankush Bhoyar said, “We are waiting for the hearing on April 25 then only we would be able to say anything on it. We will present our side more strongly and purposefully in the next hearing and we hope to get justice”.

STON representative Krunal Bawankar talking Nagpur Today said, “Due to careless attitude of university whole year of students got wasted. Why did they provide us carry-forward notification when students can’t give examinations even after if he/she is eligible.”
“How can students get placed in companies due to many more mistakes of RTMNU. If students are eligible then why university is not allowing them to give their exams for complete one year? Due to cancellation of the notification we are in lot of trouble. Had RTMNU cancelled it 6 months before or would not have given assurance, we would have done something productive. Our whole year got wasted. Our money got wasted as the colleges took hefty fees from us for admissions. Many student are hailing from outside Nagpur, they are in real misery. They doled out assurance after assurance to hide their own irregularities and now are refraining from it just days before exam. No one is there to put up our voice,” lamented the STON representative.