Students are trending #CancelBHUEntrance: During the time of this COVID-19 pandemic, when the cases are increasing almost by 50 thousand per day & now has reached till 22 lakhs. At the same time, the Banaras Hindu University has released its revised schedule for UET/PET entrance test which will commence from 24th August, 2020.
On 8th August, new dates have been announced for the exams to be held for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of Banaras Hindu University, which were being postponed due to the Corona period. It is said that these entrance examinations should be conducted in two stages.
The Phase I examinations will be held between August 24 and August 31, 2020. In which all postgraduate courses and graduate-level LLB, B.Ed., B.Ed. Special Education, B.P.Ed., B.F.A. And B.P.A. Examination of courses will be conducted. The second phase entrance examinations will be held on 9, 10, 11 and 14 September 2020. The timetable of which will be made available on the entrance examination portal by August 17, 2020. In the second phase, the remaining BA courses (Hons) Arts, B.A. (Hons) Social Sciences, B.Com. (Hons) /B.Com – FMM, B.Sc. (Hons) A.G., B.A. LLB (Hons), B.Sc. (Hons) Math, B.Sc. (Hons) Bio, Shastri (Hons) and B.Vok. Exams will be conducted.
What’s the issue?
Every year in the month of April-May, Banaras Hindu University conducts its entrance examinations, which was further extended due to COVID-19 this year. At the end of April, where the total number of corona affected people in the country was 33 thousand and 1700 cases were coming daily, it seemed unsafe for the university administration to do the entrance examinations, when in the first week of August this number has crossed 20 lakhs. And more than 60 thousand cases are coming every day, then the university administration has announced the dates of entrance examinations. According to the estimates of experts, in the month of August, this number will also cross 3 million. So, in the last week of August and in the second week of September, this decision to send lakhs of candidates to their examination centres in every part of the country is beyond comprehension. A major concern is also for the city of Banaras where the largest number of examinees sit during the entrance examination and where around 5000 cases have been reported so far and around 300 new cases are coming up every day.
Concern of Students
According to the students, Lakhs of candidates sit for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the entrance examinations which are being conducted in different cities. Thousands of candidates will go from one city to another for the entrance test. What would be like risking their lives in this terrible phase of the Corona epidemic?
Among the students currently studying in the university, a lot of students have to take the entrance course of the Master’s course, while on the other side, BHU administration has asked for the assignment of all the papers of the last semester in 15 days and in the meantime has also announced the dates of the entrance exam, due to which they are facing a lot of problems.
Violation of Social distancing during B.Ed Entrance Test
The standard of social distancing on Sunday appeared to be wired. Outside the examination centres, a large crowd appeared two yards away. In the first shift, there was a jam from Lanka gate to inside BHU campus. People riding on two-wheelers stood close to each other. Many three-wheelers had three candidates. Social distancing was not taken care of even in the line of candidates outside the centres. Examiners are also under social stress during the morning shift.
Students are trending #CancelBHUEntrance
Storming social media, students have been tweeting using #CancelBHUEntrance against BHU administration. The hashtag speaks for itself. Students are demanding cancellation of their Entrance exam. As the coronavirus cases are increasing day-by-day across the length and breadth of the country, students say they don’t want to step out in such a perilous situation.
Have a look on student’s say
— Sunnysri (@Sunnysri20) August 10, 2020
Don't play with mind of students
Please anyone look in to it. We all aware with #healthsystem of india@bhupro @VCofficeBHU @HRDMinistry @TheLallantop @TOILucknow @aajtak @PMOIndia @AmitShah @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/BKAZ7EXrj4
— Rahul Kumar (@krahul08) August 10, 2020
The BHU admin needs to quit thinking that lives of students is at their disposal for experiments!
We'll not go gentle into this discriminatory diktat! #CancelBHUEntrance @iavantikatiwari @GitanjaliBarua5 @ThritiD @Vivekaisa @JacBHU @BhuBuzz @RanaRoh86625277 @Prateeksha19 pic.twitter.com/oSI83GHPMw
— Murari Kumar (@iMurariKumar) August 10, 2020
You cannot make us choose between health and exams during global pandemic.
Stop this harassment.@PMOIndia @ugc_india
@DrRPNishank @HRDMinistry@31Petitioners @AmitShah #StudentsInSCForJustice #CancelBHUEntrance CancelBHUEntrance
— Santimoy Nandi (@santimoy_nandi) August 10, 2020
Give me some sunshine
Give me some rain
Give me another chance
I wanna grow up for ONCE in peace and LIVE AGAIN!
— Sanskriti Shree (@shree50) August 10, 2020
After seeing the worst management and steps taken in the UP B.Ed examination are we still ready to trust our administration when it comes to examination?#CancelBHUEntrance
— Nimmi Shukla (@NimmiShukla5) August 10, 2020
BHU want break record Of Corona !!!
Please consider lives of Our Elder parents and Every students life
— Rushikesh Landge (@LandgeRushiraj) August 10, 2020