SRINAGAR: Students from government and private polytechnic colleges staged a protest here Thursday, demanding relaxation in syllabus for their 6th semester examination.
The students said that the Board of Technical Education has scheduled 6thsemester examinations from July 29, while the students have not completed “30 percent of the syllabus”.
“We have started classes just few weeks back. Only 12 percent of the syllabus is done. We have to prepare a project. We also have to prepare for sessional and practical examinations. Only the project will take a month to complete,” said Shabir, a student of KITE Polytechnic College.
Students said there was no way they can complete the pending syllabus in a month. “We have missed most classes because of shutdowns. We can’t cover 100% syllabus of every subject in one month,” said Humaira, another student of Kashmir Government Polytechnic.
The date sheet issued by Board of Technical Education has given students just one off day between papers to prepare. Students have been attending zero classes, trying to cover the pending syllabus.
Mahmood Ahmad Khan, Secretary, Board of Technical Education said, “We will find a way out by keeping prevailing conditions into consideration. It is a technical program and we have to take decision for the benefit of student community.”