For some odd reasons, Gauhati University entrance exam was postponed indefinitely as a result of which a students' body demanded that university refund the exam fee and other expenses which candidates had to bear for the exam.
The decision to postpone the exam was taken the institute's admission committee in a meeting.
The exams for the various postgraduate courses were to be in the Gauhati University from July 20 but were put on hold by the Gauhati High Court on the petition filed by some of the graduate students. However, the court allowed the university to admit students on the basis of merit.
The admissions for the PG courses were to be held by the university on July 28 and 29 and commencement of the new session was from August 1.
“Some 50% of more than 20,000 students from across Assam had applied for the PG courses. The university has had a history of botching up admission tests and should have taken adequate measures when the court gave a ruling on a complaint by only four students,” Kashyap Choudhury, president of the Assam state committee of Studentsʼ Federation of India (SFI), said.
The SFI asked the university to refund the fees and compensate them for the disappointment because they could not study in the University of their Choice.
When asked the officials of the GU they declined to comment because of the involvement of the court but said that the counseling for the BTech courses is going on. The courses in the B.Tech stream offered by the university are biotechnology, computer science and engineering, electronics and communication and engineering and information technology.