Postponed! AMU exams to now commence from May 12

Security personnel stand guard as Aligarh Muslim University students stage a protest over Jinnah portrait issue outside the university gate in Aligarh.

The annual examinations of the Aligarh Muslim University will now commence from May 12, according to vice chancellor professor Tariq Mansoor.

The examinations were earlier scheduled to begin from May 7, but were postponed following the ongoing student protest on the campus.

Prof Mansoor said the University has taken this decision in view of the improvement in the law-and-order situation on the campus. He said the University had initiated a number of steps for the return of normalcy, which primarily centred on the addressing of all genuine demands of students pertaining to the violence on the campus on May 2.

He said a 16-member coordination committee of senior faculty members had been formed to help in engaging protesting students and understanding their problems.

The committee will have Prof Jamshed Siddiqui, Dean Students Welfare and will include the President of the AMU Teachers Association. He said there were no proposal for closing the University sine die as the situation at this stage does not warrant it even as he urged students to come forward and help in the process of normalcy and peace on the campus.

Prof Mansoor said the University had “no intention of further delaying the examination schedule” as any such move will jeopardise the career prospects of a large number of students.

He said University authorities were in constant touch with district authorities and holding regular talks with protesting students so as to “chalk out a roadmap for complete normalcy”.





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