Jabalpur Home Science College students demand online exam and stage protest

At a time when Covid-19 cases are steadily increasing, a large portion of students at Government MH College of Home Science and Science for Women, Autonomous College in Jabalpur are applying for an online exam. Several of these students staged a protest against the college administration on Thursday, demanding online exams.

The protest which was conducted under the auspices of the National Student Union of India (NSUI) – a student wing of the Indian National Congress, saw a large gathering of students. During the protest, the students launched slogans against the state government and the university authorities. According to reports, the protesters also blocked the road which led to traffic jams, senior police officers as well as additional police forces rushed to the scene and persuaded the students.

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Raising their demands, the students told media that while Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had accepted this third wave of a deadly pandemic, university officials were not taking it seriously.

Several protesters have also taken to social media platforms to assert their demands. The students requested that the exam be taken online or in an open book.

Meanwhile, the director of the college, Nandita Sarkar, claimed that the decision to hold the exam was taken by the Department of Higher Education, as reported by the FPJ.

Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh has reported 1,033 cases of covid-19 in the past 24 hours, about double the number recorded the day before, which is worrying, the minister of government told ANI on Thursday. Medical education of MP Vishwas Sarang. The state is subject to covid-19 restrictions, including a cap of 250 people at a wedding, 50 people for final rites, among others.

India rolled out the vaccine to its teens in the 15-18 age group starting Jan. 3. Central councils, including CBSE and CISCE, have asked schools to organize awareness campaigns.

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