Pune University Engineering Students Demand Reduction In Syllabus For Exam

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Manasi Saraf Joshi
Pune, 10th July 2021: A section of the first-year engineering students from Pune under Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has demanded a reduction in the syllabus for the second semester.

According to them, nearly 50 per cent of the syllabus for the second semester is yet to get over and the examination will be starting on August 1, 2021.

One of the students on the condition of anonymity said, “In semester one of first-year engineering university, exams were conducted on 70% syllabus due to a short period. But in semester two the university is going to conduct exams on 100% syllabus, but the time is not sufficient to cover the syllabus”.

He further said, “The exam will start from 1st of August and 50% of the syllabus is incomplete. So we have a minimum of 24-25 days. At this time college will take extra lectures to complete the syllabus, also we have assignments, practical to do. So, when we will get time to do self-study and thus we want that university should reduce the syllabus and conduct the exam on 70% syllabus like last semester”.

Another student Rohit Shinde said, “In semester one university conducted exams on 70% syllabus but in semester two it’s on 100% syllabus. The first-year engineering exam is from 1st August, just a month away. Similarly, our almost 50% syllabus is remaining. So in this one month, we have lots of work like assignments, practicals, tutorials, projects and college will take extra lectures to complete the syllabus. When we will get time to prepare for the examination or to do self-study. I request the SPPU to please reduce the syllabus to 70% like semester one”.

When contacted, SPPU’s Dean of Engineering, M G Chaskar said, “We have received the note regarding it from the students. The students are talking about one practical based subject. I have forwarded the note to the engineering board. A decision will be taken by the board members.”