After initial glitches in operation of on-line examinations, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University has been able to conduct examinations of more than 90% of the students. However, it has not been able to address to the problems of those who could not write examinations due to problems in network or the university application used for conducting them.
RTMNU has been providing details of number of students who applied for examinations, those who actually appeared and number of students who submitted the answer papers. However, there are still complaints from the students that either they could not access the site or their paper was submitted before they could solve all the questions.
The student and youth organisations including Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and Bharataiya Janata Yuva Morcha have been demanding immediate solution to the problems of the students. They emphasise that unless examinations of all the students are conducted smoothly, the university cannot and should not shirk from their responsibility. The students have already suffered loss of an academic year, due to closure of colleges for the last one year.
The Corona virus pandemic has affected the teaching-learning process. When on-line classes were conducted many could not have access to network. The students from economically weaker sections and those in remote areas, had problems of inconsistent network in their villages or had no smart phone at all.
Although RTMNU is one of the first in the country to conduct on-line classes and also conduct examinations, but the loss to the students cannot be ignored.