Date Clash: Odisha Students Unhappy With Varsity Entrance Exams Schedule

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Bhubaneswar: Resentment is brewing among students in Odisha over the Post Graduate entrance examinations scheduled by the four universities.

In a memorandum to the Governor and Chancellor of University on Wednesday, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has said that the Utkal University, Ravenshaw University, Berhampur University and North Odisha University have announced the schedule to conduct the entrance test of the following subjects on the same day.

July 5: Computer Science (Utkal University and Ravenshaw University)
July 6: Physics (Berhampur University and Ravenshaw University)
July 6: Odia (Berhampur University, Ravenshaw University and North Odisha University)
July 6: English (North Odisha University and Ravenshaw University)
July 7: Botany (Utkal University and North Odisha University)
July 7: Zoology (Ravenshaw University and Berhampur University)
July 8: Geology (Utkal University and North Odisha University)

“Since the number of seats in these universities are much less in proportion to the number of seats in the Plus III colleges, missing the entrance examination in one subject in one university will put the career of the students in jeopardy,” the AVBP said while urging the Governor for his immediate intervention in the matter.

On the other hand, the university authorities have made it clear that they have no time to reschedule the entrance test on the plea that since they had notified the date for the entrance test earlier, the other universities should have taken note of this.

Expressing resentment, the students have blamed the university authorities for their lack of coordination. While the state government has formed the Higher Education Council, how come these universities have decided to conduct the entrance test in the above subjects on the same day. Moreover, while the government has planned to conduct a single entrance test in these universities, it has not been implemented for the last two years.

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