`Testing` times for Nagpur varsity students

Although their semester exam is slated to start soon, students of Nagpur University (NU) are going through a harrowing time before the actual exam, all thanks to the allegedly lethargic attitude of the university staff.

Updated: Oct 04, 2011, 10:07 AM IST

Nagpur: Although their semester exam is
slated to start soon, students of Nagpur University (NU) are
going through a harrowing time before the actual exam, all
thanks to the allegedly lethargic attitude of the university
staff.

Instead of preparing for the exam, students are made to
run from pillar to post to fill in the examination forms and
procure necessary documents at the university.

Most of the students are even missing regular classes to
get the exam forms and other necessary documents from the NU
exam section. The exam will start from October 15.

The situation is creating long queues and students are
seen running helplessly from one table to another, at the
varsity that is spread over three to four kilometres.

This is making students critical of the NU`s functioning
and have demanded various reforms, including the introduction
of online system of submission. Many students have even
pointed out bribes.

"Even for submitting revaluation forms, it takes days. The
officials are very rude and their attitude is difficult to
deal with," arts student Abhijeet Bose said.

He added that all the officials involved in the system
were non-cooperative.

Another student Sakshi Pannalal is going through similar
experiences. "One can never expect time-management from NU
officials. Even a simple work like getting a syllabus takes
hours. Many a times, we are told to stand in a queue only to
find out that we were standing in a wrong one," she said.

She also pointed out that it is risky to submit valuable
documents like PAN card or identity cards to the university in
order to get necessary documents.

"Even when we submit all the required documents, we are
asked to come repeatedly for a number of days until we give up
and decide to pay bribe demanded by them," another student
Vaishnavi Babar said.

A different scene was witnessed by a student Parth Palan,
where the peons were seen handling the officers` jobs.

"Inconvenience because of employees comes later on. What
is disgusting is that there are hardly any employees present
at the office. The peons are usually seen doing not just odd
jobs but also stamping forms and signing them away," he said.

When contacted, Controller of Examination at NU,
Siddharth Kane expressed helplessness saying students mostly
forget to submit proper documents.

"This is a period when a lot of certificates are demanded
so the workload has naturally increased. If need be, students
can directly approach me. But they should avoid paying
bribes," he added.

PTI