STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Tamil Nadu: No halls to write their tests, Ariyalur students occupy bus stands and stadiums

Students  of Government Arts College in Ariyalur search by the roads and bus stops to locate a comfortable spot where they could write their exams.

Published: 22nd December 2020 06:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2020 06:48 AM   |  A+A-

Students writing their exam at a bus stop near government arts college

Students writing their exam at a bus stop near government arts college. (Photo| EPS)

Express News Service

ARIYALUR: Students of Government Arts College in Ariyalur search by the roads and bus stops to locate a comfortable spot where they could write their exams. Ten days ago, the college announced semester examination for all students.

While final year students have been allowed to sit for the exam on the campus, first and second year students have been told to write it at home and submit the answer sheets at the college before 3 pm.

The exams began last week, and since then, more than 800 students from Jayankondam, T Palur, Sendurai, Koothur and Virudhachalam have come to Ariyalur, write the exams sitting on the roadside, relatively silent streets, under bus stops and a sports stadium.

The students said they would not be able to submit answer sheets on time, if they wrote the exams at home. While writing outside, however, comes with a lot of distraction. Many girls said unavailability of toilets is a major concern.

An 18 year-old BA (history) student said, "If we write the exam from home, we will not be able to submit our answer sheets by 3 pm. So are forced to sit somewhere outside the college and write the exam."

Another B.Sc student said, "My village is 30 km away. So writing the exam at home is out of the question. There will be no way to submit the answer sheet on time. We have no access to toilets. We are prone to the distraction caused by traffic and there is always a possibility of rain. A few days ago it rained and we had to shift our location."

When contacted, an official of the college said, "We instructed students to write the exam from home. They can also send answer sheets by registered post. However, they are coming here to write the exam." The college has also denied that they had asked the students to submit the papers directly before 3 pm.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp