Calcutta University undergraduate examinations: Calcutta University (CU) has postponed its undergraduate examinations scheduled to take place on August 28. There are more than 10,000 students who are scheduled to take the undergraduate examinations.

The BSc Part I practicals (honours) and BFAD (Bachelor in fashion and apparel designing) theory exams, which were going to be held on August 28, will now be rescheduled. No new date has been, however, given yet.

A notification issued on Friday by CU Controller of Examinations Jayanta Sinha read, “Undergraduate examinations scheduled on 28.08.2018 have been deferred. The revised date will be announced shortly.”

August 28 is the foundation day of the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (student wing). To mark the occasion, party president and chief minister Mamata Banerjee will address a rally near Mahatma Gandhi’s statue on Mayo Road.

The annual day of TMCP is celebrated on a large scale. Senior leaders also address the members of the party’s students’ wing.

“This is a clear example of how the ruling party has turned education institutions into party offices. They are just following what the ruling party is dictating. The examinations have been deferred so that students who are members of TMCP can attend the foundation day rally,” alleged SFI state president Pratik Ur Rahman, as reported by The Indian Express.

The TMCP denied the claims. “It is an internal matter of the university and only its authorities can clarify why they have taken such a decision. We have nothing to do with this decision,” the IE report quoted a student wing leader as saying.

The TMC event venue is same where BJP president Amit Shah addressed a rally on August 11.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will most likely make some key announcements at the rally, including the post of TMCP president that has been lying vacant since June.