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So since my exams are finally over and so is my fourth year, I have beef to be picked up with IP University.

For the uninitiated, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University is a state university for Delhi, where over a 1000’s colleges are affiliated. (Rough estimate)

First of all, I am in my fourth year and have taken 8 sets of externals which the University decides. So I am not new to the whole exam taking process and neither are my batch mates.

Our center for this year (4th Year) was an unearthly gorforsaken college (Trinity College) in the middle of nowhere in Dwarka. The location you may ask provides the Dwarka District Court within a distance of 500 meters and the HEAD POLICE STATION of Dwarka (Sector 10) within another 1 km.

There are police vehicles apparently patrolling throughout the area, and I have seen it for myself.

Last year my best friends car was broken into. By smashing the mirror and my friends’ phones were stolen. We filed an FIR, but let me tell you, it was an ordeal that lasted for over 3 hours. After the incident or irrespective, we were told we can take our bags inside.

However, this semester, we were told to leave our bags in our cars/outside (with the guard who took NO RESPONSIBILITY for the same) and when I repeatedly tried to address the issue, I was dismissed by both the IP Staff and the college staff. The cars were parked less than 50 meters from the college. Even the drivers would usually go out and eat during the paper.

This time, 3 thefts have happened when cars have been BROKEN into and our plight falls on deaf ears. We should leave the phone with “shopkeepers”. And phones are not their responsibility. Many students AGAIN lost their phones, wallets and today an entire bag?

You hold papers 2-5 in unearthly corners of the city. What if a girl has to travel by metro to Noida? What if people are coming all the way from Faridabad? I am sure there was a time that existed without phones, but then the city was not as unsafe.

Instead of telling us to not get phones, improve your God damn centers. It’s not a favour that you’re doing for us. It’s your God damn duty.

IP University, wake up. It’s not 1980’s anymore. Make your centers safe or allow our bags. It’s not unreasonable. And besides, your own admit cards says “Mobiles not allowed in the examination HALL.” And not CENTER.

Learn the difference and maybe then you can take the duty of educating our youth.

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  1. being a ip university student i totally agree what is said above ,the centres for examination should be kind enough to make arrangements so that we can atleast keep our bags inside the college campus

  2. very true the locations and vicinity of some of the centers of IP are very bad …even some collages conditions are pathetic …taking exams in the month of MAY at burning time of the day at 2-5 …the classrooms were even not hving any fans working plus the chairs and benches were also not worth sitting….
    i seriously think IP should first inspect the conditions of the college it is allocating as centre …

  3. Okay. As a fellow IP university student, I feel you. Really. No such extreme thing has happened with me or any of my friends till yet (Thank God!). But yes. It’s not like I haven’t heard of it. This year my center was in a college in dark itself, but it was easy to locate as it just outside the gate of the metro station. Literally. But students were slowed to take their bags inside. However, that’s not the surprising part. The surprising part is, that a mobile phone was stolen from inside the bag which was kept outside of the examination hall/classroom, inside the premises of the exam center only. And yet of course, there was no one to take the responsibility.

  4. I really appreciate how boldly you have brought to attention to your fellow students. However, posting here won’t help, go to the authorities. Don’t be like a journalist, act like a law student. Gather your friends and protest at IP. If you think they will debar you from exams, or will hold your degree, then you have mistaken my dear friend. Power of a student is more than a CM, and unity of students is more than the power of an army.
    If you can build that courage then no force can stop the university from fulfilling your demands.
    University runs because of the students and not because of the management.
    All the best

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