Later on, some photos of the company were also widely shared on social media. The problem has also been brought to the attention of some senior university officials.
The department had told their students that if they want to appear on the exam, they must fill out the company and sign it. The majority of the students had no choice but to sign up for the company.
The students had to enter their name, the examination number, the information on the semester, date and signature at the end of the company with their name again. A one-line statement reads, “I have no symptoms of coronavirus, and if such symptoms are detected during the test, it is entirely my responsibility.”
“The students are already concerned about infection from the exams being held in such conditions. By getting them to sign such an undertaking, the students are being put under additional pressure, ”claims one student on condition of anonymity.
Students at several other colleges in South Gujarat were also asked to submit such pledges, but after the matter was brought to the attention of senior university officials it was immediately discontinued.
However, department head Navin Patel stated that MSc students were asked not to submit the company until the first exam. “We don’t know the health of every student, so it’s better if we get verified with the students,” he said.
“In the chemistry department of the VNSGU as well as in some other universities, the students were forced to sign such a commitment if they wanted to take the exams. There are no such rules and senior university officials need to make sure they stop, ”said Bhavesh Rabari, a member of the VNSGU syndicate.
“There are no such guidelines issued by the government to oblige students,” said another senior university official, adding that it was an unnecessary step and that department officials had been informed.