Source : livelaw.in
The Covid-19: Students Of AKTU Move Supreme Court Against Decision To Conduct Semester End Examinations Via Offline Mode dents have stated that more than 700 colleges are affiliated to AKTU and approximately 4 lakh students have to appear in various courses. It is argued that having thousands of students at the examination centre is not a suggested step amidst Covid-19 which has still not ended, and the precautions and fear for infection is always there. It is also submitted that if the examinations are conducted offline, many students will be compelled to travel from different states, thereby increasing the risk of spread of Covid-19. The same will also impose an unwarranted expense on the students, who will have to fetch accommodation for 10-20 days. Further the students have argued that throughout the year they have studied online and accordingly are prepared for online examinations only. The AKTU issued an examination notification on January 25, 2021 calling for conducting offline examinations for Session 2020-2021, in its affiliated colleges. The students seek that this notification be set aside as arbitrary and for being violative of Article 14 and 21A of the Constitution. The Petitioner-students are represented by Advocate Dr. Vipin Gupta. Plea drafted by Advocates Krishna Kumar and Nandani Gupta.