Environmental Science exam Bareilly was called off due to utter chaos. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University where chaos and mismanagement marked the environmental science exam conducted where the number of examinees turned out to be several times more than what the authorities had anticipated.
The BA II year exam, which was to be conducted at the Bareilly College on Wednesday, had to be eventually cancelled to avoid any controversy. While the college was expecting around 3,000 examinees, over 10,000 turned up for it. Though the exam was started despite inadequate seating arrangement, it had to be called off later as a brawl broke out between candidates over securing seats, question papers and answer sheets.
During the fight, students burnt the question papers to mark their protest and some of them also fled with the papers, only to return back with filled answer sheets at the time of submission. Many female students also complained of sexual harassment. The violence began at 4.30 pm and continued for nearly two hours.
As per the university guidelines, it is mandatory for the undergraduate students of any stream to pass the environmental science examination once in three years. Without it, they do not get their degrees. While the college management was expecting only students from BA II year, but students of all other streams and years turned up for it.
When contacted, Bareilly College principal RP Singh said most of students who turned up had not enrolled themselves for the examination. “The incident took place due to the mismanagement on part of the university vice-chancellor as he should have clearly mentioned in the exam schedule and which students are supposed to appear on the due date. When the students learnt about the exam, all of them came to give it. The presence of a large number of students could have resulted in a major accident,” he said. He added that he would write a letter to VC Prof Mushahid Husain to conduct the environmental science exam class-wise from now onwards.