Published: 27th August 2020
Has KSLU dropped the idea of conducting Intermediate exams for law students for time being?
The intermediate law students have complained of lack or notes to prepare for their exams. While the university may have cancelled exams for now, students are not sure if there will be a mass promotio
After a lot of interference, questioning by parents, protests by students and members of National Students Union of India, Karnataka, highly placed sources said that the Karnataka State Law University (KLSU) has finally decided to drop the idea of conducting intermediate exams for second, third and fourth-year law students. When we asked the NSUI members and the students of KSLU, whether the exams have been postponed or cancelled, they told, "There is no official notification from the college on this but the professors have posted in a university WhatsApp group that the intermediate exams have been dropped for now. But they are not sure if the exams stand cancelled or postponed. "
According to the group of students that Edexlive interacted with, the university had announced in the month of August that there will be intermediate exams held but there no particular dates announced. Akhil Atiq who is a fourth-year law student at KSLU says, "Once the university announced about our intermediate exams there was a lot of concern. While the state government had said that only final year degree students will have exams, our university told us that even the second, third and fourth-year students have to write their exams. Even the UGC guidelines state that the first and second-year students can be exempted from exams and that they can be promoted on the basis of their previous exams and assignments."
Meanwhile, Mansi Joshi, a fourth-year student told us about the lack of notes available to study for the exams. She says, "When the university announced the exams, we hardly had any notes to study. We have a total of five papers out of which one paper is an internal exam and four others are conducted by the university. Each paper is for 100 marks. The college conducted the internal exam in the form of an open book exam where we got a particular set of questions and submitted the answers by evening. Although the university has given us some 200 pages of notes, it is not enough for one to prepare and pass. The question papers are set by the university, they are tough and need a good amount of preparation. We also need the library facilities where we can refer books."
Another student, Rudran, was also of the same opinion. "Due to the pandemic, it was difficult for lecturers to conduct classes. We could not get proper and continuous class. Neither the university nor the students have any clue about exam dates, notes etc. Aside from providing us with the printed notes, they can record the classes and share it among students so that we can watch and prepare from now at least, in a month."
Similarly, the final year exams for law students which were supposed to happen on September 25 have been postponed to mid week of October and the dates are yet to be announced.