Now the exams will be held from September 26 to October 14 whereas earlier it was from September 25 to October 12 as per the date sheet.
Controller Examination Prof. JIS Khattar said that exam has been postponed as the students, Principals of various colleges and the representatives of Private colleges Associations brought to the notice that due to the call of Punjab Bandh on 25th September, the students and the staff involved in the examination may find difficulty in smooth conducting. He said that to avoid any kind of inconvenience for students and teachers, the decision has been taken to postpone the exam tomorrow.
He also informed that the paper scheduled to be held on October 4 has also been postponed due to UPSC competitive exam on the same day. This paper will now be held on October 13. The revised date sheets as per this new schedule will be updated shortly on the website of Punjabi University Patiala, he said.
He further added that it has also come to notice that NTA is also conducting UGC NET exam during the days when PUP is conducting Exams. So, to avoid any clash of time with UGC Net exam Punjabi University Patiala may also change the exam timing of certain papers accordingly. The students will be informed accordingly if there is any such change. He advised the students to remain updated with the information on the website of Punjabi University Patiala.
A senior professor in the university said, “The farmers had announced their Punjab Bandh a few days before the University authorities announced its date sheet for the exams. Despite awareness the university authorities decided to get their exam date clash with Punjab Bandh call on September 25. Now, this postponement at the eleventh hour will again lead to confusion among the students and rural students will be the most affected.”