BANGALORE: Following another instance of protest by students demanding solutions to discrepancies in revaluation and exam-related issues, the 99th meeting of the Bangalore University Syndicate on Saturday resolved that a Student Grievance and Information Cell (SGIC) would be set up in Central College and Jnana Bharathi campuses.
“I have received the memorandum from the students. The SGIC will be functional from Monday at Central College and JBC. We will follow the report prepared by one of the Syndicate members on setting up of the cell,” V-C Prabhu Dev told reporters. Close to 30 students, backed by the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat (ABVP), protested in front of Jnana Jyothi auditorium.
While a proper road map for the establishment of the SGIC is yet to be prepared, Dr Manasa Nagabhushanam, chairman of the SGIC Committee, said that the cell would be open to all problems of the students. “We are looking at categorizing the problems. A simple problem should take 7 days to be addressed, while a complex problem should take a maximum of 15 days,” she said.
The SGIC will comprise a Chairman, Deans of Faculties, one Syndicate member and Asst Registrar, who will be the officer-in-charge of the SGIC. “We will also consider having a student representative on board,” added Dr Manasa.
Extension of Last Date of Exam Fees
It was announced by Prabhu Dev that the last date of payment of exam fees for degree would be extended till January 27. The current system for students is to enter their details via an online form. After submission, students are required to obtain printouts of the forms to pay the fees.
“This was a problem that many have faced. With the last date approaching, the server failed. Some of us have not received our first semester marks cardsyet,” said Pushpanjali, a III BA student from Maharani College.
Revaluation Fee Reduced
Following demands from students to reduce the fee of revaluation, it has been announced that it would be reduced by 50 per cent.