Indore: Much to the concern of BBA and BCA first semester students, their courses have been stretched at least by three months in the starting year itself, thanks to the confusion over pattern of exams which led to the sorry state of education affairs.
Compounding their woes, the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya is delaying their exams which would further stretch their course durations.
Victim of the rude joke being played by the system, the students fearing bleak future are making rounds of the university seeking to know when their exams would be conducted but they were not been given satisfactory reply so far.
The rot started last year with department of higher education replacing semester system with annual one for traditional courses. The DHE in June had declared syllabus for annual exams for all traditional courses including BA, BSc, BCom and BHSc.
With these, the DHE also declared syllabus for annual exam of BBA and BSc stating that it was “optional”.
The DHE had not elaborated word “optional” so the DAVV brought BBA and BCA courses also under the purview of annual system even as college opposed it.
“While syllabus of all the courses under annual system is mandatory in nature, the syllabus for BBA and BCA courses is optional,” Vishisht School of Management director Anas Iqbal said. “That means, it was up to the university to decide whether it wants to continue with semester system with old syllabus or go for annual system with new syllabus for BBA and BCA courses,” he said.
“We explained this to the university but to no avail until vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad understood the matter and took a call on it. He got BBA and BCA courses back under semester system. But took five months for the varsity to do that,” Iqbal said adding that this led to waste of crucial time of students and stretching of course.
Three months have passed for the university to bring BBA and BCA back to semester sytem but exams has not been conducted as yet.
“Exams should have been conducted in December but even timetable has not been declared as yet forget holdling of exams,” said Gourav Chaudhary of ISBA college.
Deputy registrar (exams) Prajwal Khare admitted that BBA and BCA courses are running behind the schedule. He said that they would declare timetable for first semester exam in a week. We are planning to hold exams of BBA and BCA after March 20, he added.