Students of Pokhara University on protest, Semester-End examinations affected


Satchit Ghimire

Students of Pokhara University are on the protest because of dispute in enrollment criteria for pursuing different Bachelor's Level programs under Management stream at Pokhara University. Students Unions have padlocked the University demanding that the students who have secured D+ Grade in 10+2 or equivalent should be barred from pursuing Management programs at the University. 

Meanwhile, more than 350 D+ students who have already enrolled in different affiliated Colleges of the University protested on Maitighar on Thursday demanding that they should be allowed to take part in the examinations. 

Student Organizations say that students who have secured D+ Grade do not meet the criteria to pursue Management programs at Pokhara University and should be barred from giving the examinations while the other parties have different remarks. Sources say that the Vice-chancellor Chiranjibi Sharma and Registrar Govinda Sharma are out of contact.

Pokhara University offers different Bachelor's Level program in Management namely Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Insurance (BBA-BI)Bachelor of Business Administration - Travel and Tourism (BBA-TT)Bachelor of HealthCare Management (BHCM), and Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) via its constituent and affiliated Colleges.

As per the guidelines of the National Examination Board (NEB), students who have secured 30-40 marks in Grade 11 and 12 fall under D+ Category. The Semester end examination was previously scheduled to be held from March 14, but has been postponed because of ongoing protests. The Semester end examinations of Management streams are scheduled to be held from May 16, onwards. The fate of D Plus students will be decided by further meetings.