Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 14:

The Bachelor-Level Engineering Examinations of the Institute of Engineering of the Tribhuvan University, which had been disrupted following last minute changes in the exam centres, will resume tomorrow after the protesting students and the Institute of Engineering Dean’s office agreed upon holding a re-examination for 26 students who had missed the exams.

Students of the private engineering campus disrupted the exams yesterday and today and locked up the Dean’s office. They also clashed with police in front of the Institute of Engineering Campus (IOE), Pulchowk, the venue of the exams. The Dean’s office agreed upon a re-examination for the 26 students after an eight-hour-long meeting with the agitating students yesterday.

It was also decided at the meeting that the examination schedule will be published at least a week before the examination and will not be changed in the eleventh hour. The two parties also endorsed formation of a high-level examination committee comprising all principals of private engineering campuses and the Dean of the IOE in order to check the monopoly of the IOE while formatting the questionnaires. “The decision on the examination centres and the schedule will be made only after discussions with all the representatives of private and public engineering campuses,” said Sanjeev Rokhaha, president of the Association of Engineering Students-Nepal.

He said the students will organise protest programmes against the Dean’s office if the decision is not implemented at the earliest. The students had demanded a re-examination for the 26 students along with the Dean’s resignation. The examination started from January 12.