The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has demanded additional time and free internet facility for all students of Calcutta University, who will write their undergraduate examinations from home.

The SFI has threatened to launch a massive protest across West Bengal very soon if their demands are not met.

The students’ body, which is affiliated to the CPI (M), said two hours allocated by Calcutta University to write the examinations and 30 minutes to submit the answer sheets online is too less.

The SFI demanded that the students be given adequate time to write their papers and at least one hour to submit their answer sheets.

Earlier, the students were allotted four hours to write their honours papers.

Calcutta University on Monday said undergraduate students will be given two hours to write their final semester exams, scheduled to be held from October 1 to 8, from their homes.

Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee had said the question papers would be sent to the students through email and WhatsApp just before the start of the examinations.

The university allocated additional 30 minutes for uploading the answer sheets. And if students face a network problem, they will have to take it up with the respective colleges.

The decision was taken after the University Grants Commission (UGC) had advised the university to limit the time for writing the papers from home to two to three hours.

Colleges will send the papers after evaluation by October 18 and the results are expected to be declared by October 31.

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