BENGALURU: While the students of Ambedkar Institute of Technology (AIT) had a gala time during their annual fest— Sanskruthi, those writing or preparing for board examinations in the neighbourhood were a troubled lot. Loud music played as a part of the fest proved to be a huge inconvenience for them.
There are several centres for the ongoing PU II exams and CBSE class 10 and 12 exams near the Jnana Bharathi campus and the candidates found it difficult to concentrate on paper due to the loud music coming out of the AIT premises.
Students staying in the neighbourhood also remained disturbed and many parents have filed complaint with the Pre-University department helpline in this regard.
“Loud music from morning 10.30 to night 11.30 prevents my son from focusing on his studies. It has been a real nuisance for the past two days,” said Shantala Ravishankar, a resident of Nagarabhavi area.
Her son is appearing for second PU exams.
Likith Bogase, a student, said, “Even they are students and they must understand that exams are going on.”
“Staff at PUC helpline said they will look into the matter. But nothing was done and even on Saturday, loud music of some DJ event disturbed us,” said another student, who is writing CBSE class 12 exams at KLE College, Nagarabhavi. The fest is on since two days.
“The noise for the past two days has been irritating and tough to ignore,” say local residents. When contacted over phone on Saturday, AIT principal Dr Nanjunda Swamy was himself unable to hear anything because of the loud music being played in the college campus.