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UPDATED ON 18/08/2017 09:00 PM

Thousands of students gathered in a rally which took place from City railway station to UVCE alumni hall and a massive number of students participated in the protest.

Students demanded following from university.

  • Remove YB and critical YB for Non-CBCS students(2010 scheme).
  • Give supplementary exams for CBCS students.


Update of 17/08/2017:

What happens in tomorrow’s protest?
August 18, 2017.
09:00 AM: All students are expected to assemble near the front gate of city railway station, Bangalore.
There will be a walking rally from city railway station to freedom park which begins at 09:30.
Placards and banners and leaflets, everything is set.
Arrangements are made for slogans shouting �
Police will accompany and yes permission is granted for this protest legally.
From city railway station we will proceed to UVCE alumni hall and gather there.
Intellectuals will speak about the issues in VTU and then we plan the next move there. Memorandum will be directly submitted to VC.
Let’s see if somebody from VTU shows up.
Good thing is, VC is in Bangalore.
So everybody makes sure that this protest reaches to education department by showing your presence.
Please please please do come.
Bring all your friends and parents.
We know what’s happening in our university, it’s our problem. Let’s solve it together.
AIDSO volunteers will be there along with us through out this protest.
Let’s show VTU what happens if they play with engineering students life.
Don’t be shy and please stay out of procrastination for just one day!
Let your voice be heard!


2 batches of students went for the press release regarding the recent issues in VTU on 2nd August 2017 and have contacted each and every media in the city and everyone responded positively.

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Media’s covered from both batches:
*Kasturi news 24*7
*Raj news (Couldn’t contact the chief editor today)
*Samaya news.
*Tv9.
*News9.
*Praja Vani.
*Deccan Herald.
*Indian express.
*Samyukta Karnataka.
*Public TV.
*Suvarna news.
*Btv etc,.

Both AIDSO volunteers and struggle committee members are doing everything they can and most of the media channels took a byte video of struggle committee students explaining the issue along with AIDSO volunteers.
Each and every media channels promised that issue will be addressed as they have come to the conclusion that the issue is serious and thousands of students are affected by this chaos.


On 26th VTU students’ meeting was held in Bangalore. AIDSO volunteers and hundreds of VTU students attended the meeting. Following decisions were taken in the meeting-

  1. Bangalore district VTU students’ rally and protest demonstration on August 18th.
  2. Remove YB and critical YB for Non-CBCS students(2010 scheme).
  3. Give supplementary exams for CBCS students.
  4. After the formulation of demands by students, “VTU Students’ struggle committee” has been formed consisting of around 40 colleges’ representatives.

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Memorandum will be submitted shortly by student organizations and students are expected to stay calm during the process as it takes a lot of time as exams are still going on, once exams are finished the issue will be looked by VTU.

A lot of students are having doubts regarding VTU’s year back system as well as VTU crash course which was introduced last year. Many people are approaching us to do something regarding this and most common queries are,

  • Is year back system going to get cancelled this time?
  • Is VTU going to continue crash course this year also?
  • Is VTU ready to give the crash course for students?

Well as of now, nope. It’s not cancelled yet and we are trying hard to do what we can in order to remove the year back system. Following is the petition which we have created in order to explain the issues to VTU, and we have not received any kind of updates from VTU yet regarding this yet. AIDSO is planning to organize the meet soon and students are expected to call the mentioned number and explain the issues.

Sign the petition from here.

Sign the petition now!

The petition has gained more than 15,000 signatures and also several printing media’s came forward to give more exposure to this sensitive issue.

You can check following links for more info which was published by:

  1. The Hindu: Read full info here.
  2. Bangalore mirror: Read full info here.
  3. Ind read: Read full info here.

The petition which we have created has following content and here is the link to sign it.

Sign the petition from here.

Sign the petition now!

PETITION CONTENT:

Cancel year back system for all scheme and all batch of students for the academic year 2017.
As we all know, the central government tax ride on VTU resulted in an enormous financial burden for VTU and also it was speculated by national newspapers and Media’s that the VTU is at the edge of shutting down due to bankruptcy and economic breakdown.
The outcome affected around two and a half lakh engineering students whose results supposed to be announced in the month of February was delayed by almost six months, and even after the delay, some results were withheld and partial results for all semester results were announced only in July beginning.
But the chaos didn’t stop here, and VTU suddenly issued the timetable and expected students to write exams without announcing revaluation results. Only after students protests and media’s pressure VTU postponed examination for the duration of one week and final year students revaluation results have been fully announced just before the day of final year exams.
How can students study for exams without getting revaluation results?
The irony is, this continued for rest of the semesters and VTU Announced the other revaluation results just before the night of exams. That also results were uploaded in pdf files instead of updating in the database which created a huge mess in students and here also most of the student’s revaluation results were missing or withheld, and yes they wrote exams without even knowing their revaluation results.
Due to all these mess and chaos, we, students are indeed affected mentally, and we are not in a situation to bear all these irregularities anymore from University.
Even with an ample amount of time, it is not possible to score good marks in Engineering due to the vast syllabus and strict evaluation by VTU.
How can they expect us to study it announcing revaluation results just before the night of examination?
There are also reports and proofs which show that VTU didn’t evaluate answer scripts in revaluation and issued zero for some students who were expecting more than 80 marks. Still, many students aren’t able to check their results and most the photocopies applied by students are not sent to their emails.
All these issues are literally torturing students, and we are on the verge of giving up hope.
The crash course which was introduced to final year, third year as well as second-year students to save them from year back scheme six months back actually caused more trouble than any good.
All crash course students are now writing more than 16 subjects plus previous backlogs in a duration of just two months.
Most of the colleges didn’t follow the VTU guidelines, and no classes were taken. And they are supposed to write odd semester examination in study holidays for regular students and even semester examinations with regular students. So that will be eight subjects from odd semester plus eight subjects from the even semester as well as previous backlogs.
How is it possible to clear more than 16 subjects in a single attempt?
Even after the announcement of results still, there are hundreds of students whose results are still withheld. Nobody knows why their results are withheld even after seven months of examination.
Three are no guidelines regarding this anywhere on what to follow if results are withheld and missing. Some students results are shown as absent even though they have attended all the examinations.

And when it comes to the yearback system of VTU, which is one of the most cruel punishment for students to sit in home for one year. This leads to depression and mental torture from society. No students and lecturers are in favour of this system.
Since we are the only batch studying in old 2010 scheme and we are hopefully wishing to finish engineering in the same scheme without shifting to CBCS system, and since all these issues bothered students a lot, now we are expecting VTU to take following actions.
Considering all these irregularities as well as chaos, we students of VTU hoping VTU to
1. Cancel year back system for both crash course students as well as regular students for the academic year 2017.
2. Permit students to attend the classes for those who failed in critical subjects as we are the last batch to study to 2010 scheme.
3. Cancel year back system for CBCS students of 2017 batch.

Thank you.

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