Guest Lectures


Event Topic The People’s Debate
Category Others
Date & Day 29th May, 2021

Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad

(University Courses Campus)


REPORT on ?The People?s Debate?

Event Name: The People?s Debate

Date & Day: 29th May 2021 (Thursday)

Guest: NA

Designation/Organization: IMS Ghaziabad , University Courses Campus

Topic: CBSE yet to decide on 12th board exams

Event Timing: 11.00 AM

Number of Students: 20

Venue: Online Zoom Platform


Summary of the Event:

The crisis due to Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected all fields of life. Education has become a great field of concern due to the unending lockdown and social distancing. The students are studying on virtual platforms and students of class 10th and 12th who had a milestone examination ?BOARDS? have lost it.

The CBSE - Central Board of Secondary Education cancelled the board examinations for 10th standard on 14th April and since then has been postponing it for the 12th standard. The final decision is due on 1st of June.

The Journalism and Mass Communication department organized the second People?s Debate on 29-05-2021, Saturday on the same topic. The participants took sides in favour and against the statement - ?Should the board examinations for 12th standard be held or not??

The students who deliberated were - Vipranshu Pant (BJMC - I year), Namit Pandey (BJMC - I year), Tanishqua Dwivedi ( BJMC - I year), Ishika Gupta (BJMC - II year), Vimal Mishra (BJMC - I year), Anushka Arya (BBA - II year), Saanuj Sood (BJMC -I year) and Anuj Bhasin (BJMC - I year).

The debate session was moderated by Mridula Sharma from BJMC - I year. The debate was a detailed and two hours long session. The participants were well prepared with facts and figures. As students themselves they had a lot of feeling and sense about their views. Through the session the audience got to know about some more details about the whole ?No Boards or Yes Boards for 12th? statement. The biggest concern was the massive spread of the corona virus in the students if the physical examinations were carried out since CBSE is a national level board of education. Another important issue was the fact that different difficulty levels of the internal exams that are carried out by various schools would lead to biases in the long run if the board percentage depended only on them. The fact that if we wait or postpone the examinations more the whole datesheet - question paper making - examination day - checking - result issue will take so long that will affect students who want admission in colleges and universities abroad since they are asking for results at the latest of 2nd August, became another topic of concern.

At last, the concluding statement of all the participants included that the CBSE and the government should figure out a solution to the examination but yes any kind of test should be definitely taken.

The debate session turned out to be a learning experience and thought provoking session that helped us to think of both sides.


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