PTU modifies recent decision on reappear exam.
LUDHIANA: Finally, students in different courses under Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar, would heave a sigh of relief. PTU during its
academic council meeting held on August 29 at its premises has modified its earlier decision and made it compulsory for students admitted only this year to follow the rule.
The earlier decision stated if a student gets reappear in first semester, he would have to appear for it during his third semester and if he gets reappear in second semester, he would have to take it in fourth semester.
PCTE director and dean of management faculty, PTU, KNS Kang said, ‘After the amendment of this policy, the students who have taken admission only in 2009 would follow this rule and appear in reappear exam according to the latest schedule. The older batches would take the reappear exam immediately in their next semester.’
An engineering student at GNE, Jaspreet Singh, said, ‘The reconsidered decision would help many students as in second semester, they are still in touch with their syllabus of first semester, which is not so in third semester.’
However, learners who took admission in the present academic session believe that rules should be similar for every one. A student speaking on condition of anonymity, said, ‘Along with the seniors, we also participated in the protest as we feel that this rule would add work load on us. But here nobody is ready to listen to us.’
Kang said, ‘This rule was implemented before the commencement of the new session, which any university is authorized to do. So, the freshers cannot crib about the norm because if they had any problem, they could have forfeited their seats while the admission process was on.’ But the authorities considered the demands of other students as their problems were genuine. When they took admission, this norm had not yet come into force, he added.
From the past many days, PTU students were against the varsity’s decision. Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College had even boycotted classes and raised slogans against the management from August 26.
The Times Of India
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