IIEST Shibpur has postponed the mid-term exam of a mining engineering subject a day before the test because the syllabus could not be completed following absence of teachers, said an institute official.
A notice signed by Nirmalya Bhattacharya, deputy registrar (academic), said the MTech first-semester exam on “Mine System Analysis and Design” has been rescheduled at Wednesday’s emergency senate meeting.
A professor of the department said after a teacher who took classes on this specialised subject retired, they wrote to the authorities several times for recruiting a guest faculty since April.
Since the authorities delayed in making the recruitment the syllabus could not be completed, the teacher alleged.
According to him, they demanded for guest faculty as appointing a full-time teacher would take more time.
A member of the IIEST students’ senate wondered even as the classes for the semester started from September 2, why it did not strike the authorities that the syllabus is remaining incomplete.
The deputy registrar declined to comment on the allegation raised by teachers and students.