Three days after the Tripura education department ordered the postponement of examinations of government degree colleges, which were earlier scheduled to be conducted in the online mode from September 6, students on Thursday placed a memorandum before the higher education director to withdraw the decision.
The latest order came following the decision to re-open educational institutions amid a reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
On Thursday, students of colleges in various districts, including the Women’s College, Bir Bikram Memorial College in Agartala submitted a memorandum demanding to withdraw the decision to cancel the online exams and continue with the previously announced schedule.
Students protesting in front of the education directorate in Agartala office lane area said that they had already lost one year due to the pandemic.
“The Tripura government has decided to cancel the online exams and hold offline exams. However, higher education institutions outside the state of Tripura are taking online exams at the scheduled time to get admission in the university,” the students said.
Tripura University will not be able to provide higher education opportunities to all students in the state as there is no admission rule for all students.
So, many have to prepare for external state admissions. But now, if offline examinations are conducted and that too at a later date, the deadline for admission to outside states will be over by then, the students said.