The Jamia semester exams have commenced for four master’s programme on January 9. Read to know more.
Amid the CAA protests at the Jamia Millia Islamia, the University has started with its semester examinations on Thursday (January 9). The examinations in the University were supposed to conclude before December 24, 2019, but the University witnessed violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) and had to postpone the exams.
The University had then announced the extension of winter vacations and also postponed the exams in the wake of the protests by the students. Now, the Jamia semester exams have commenced for four master’s programme on January 9. However, some students of MA in Tourism and Travel Management have decided to boycott the examinations. For the same, they have submitted a memorandum to the administration stating that they would continue to boycott the exams till their demands are met.
The demands include accountability of the vice-chancellor, administration enquiry and support, assurance of safety, free legal aid to the students against whom FIRs have been lodged and also the FIR against police personnel who had been a part of the police station on campus along with the reimbursement for medical expenses of the injured students.
Jamia PRO Ahmad Azeem informed that the University observed 100% attendance fo the MA papers that were conducted on Thursday. "A sizeable number of students of MA Tourism and Travel Management did not want to give their exams... told them if they are not ready to give the exam... it's alright and the exam will be conducted for them later," he added.
Meanwhile, the Jamia Coordination Committee has been formed to coordinate protests on the campus after the police station gave a call to the students to commence academics.