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Exams delay irks OU foreign students

Exams delay irks OU foreign students
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Exams Delay Irks OU Foreign Students. Frequent postponement of the exams irked many foreign students studying in the Osmania University (OU).

Affecting flight booking charges: Students

Foreign students should take exams along with regular ones: Registrar

Hyderabad: Frequent postponement of the exams irked many foreign students studying in the Osmania University (OU). The varsity on Monday postponed the examinations for the third consecutive time in view of the general elections slated to be held on Wednesday in Telangana region and on May 7 in Seemandhra region.

Foreign students who have booked flight tickets had to cancel them due to the advancement of the exams. “Many students have booked the tickets to their countries. It’s for the third consecutive time; the exams were postponed because of which many of friends had to cancel tickets. They had to bear loss of Rs 20, 000,” said Adam, a foreign student of Arts College.

“We are not against the postponement of exams as we respect the government but they should conduct exams in short period of time so that we don’t waste time,” Adam added.

“We know general elections are going on in the country and we respect the Government of India. We have no objection for postponement, but the exams have to be conducted as earliest without further postponement,” Waleed Ahmed, a student of computer science.

The students met arts college principal and expressed their anguish over the delay in conducting the exams.

“I am helpless over the continual postponement of examination and constant cancellation of flight ticket is affecting my financial conditions,” said a student.

"Last year, the college conducted exams when other colleges postponed theirs. If it is in my hands I will try to conduct exams at the earliest,” S Mallesh, Principal, University College of Arts and Social Sciences, told the students.

“The university received a notice from the election commission stating not to conduct the exams until the results general elections are announced,” varsity official said.

When contacted Pratap Reddy, Registrar, OU, he said that, he was approached by a few foreign students over the postponement. “Foreign students should take the exams along with the regular students. We won’t conduct special exam for them,” Reddy made it clear and added that exams would commence from May 19.

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