SRINAGAR: The students of B.Com and BBA streams from various colleges held a protest in Kashmir University against the flawed marking system of colleges.
Later the students held demonstrations at MA road in Srinagar to press for their demands. Police used mild force to disperse them.
A couple of days back, Kashmir University declared the results of First Year First Semester and that too after a gap of one long year.
“We appeared in the examination in December 2016 and the results declared by Kashmir University in January 2018 were shocking,” said the agitated students
“We were shocked to hear from a senior Professor that most of the examination papers of students had been misplaced. Due to lack of accountability, these faculty members of Colleges and University are always taking students for a ride,” they said.
“How is it possible that 90 percent students will fail to qualify? There is gross discrepancy,” they added.
The students accused Vice Chancellor of rude behavior. They said that VC not only humiliated the protesting students but also asked them to get lost from the University campus.
At Government Degree College Pattan out of 117 students, 98 students appearing in Political Science have been shown cutting a sorry figure while in Commerce subject at Degree College Pulwama only 13 students out of 92 have qualified.
The protest was also reported in Khanabal Degree College where all the students of Electronic Stream have cut a sorry a figure. “All the 24 students have failed to qualify which is shocking,” the students said adding that authorities are admitting that OMR sheets have misplaced.
When contacted, Education Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari told CNS that he will convene a meeting to ascertain the facts. “If anybody has done something wrong, action will be taken against him,” he said.
Meanwhile, Kashmir University issued a press statement on Monday evening that read: “this is to bring to the notice of students enrolled at various degree colleges whose result of 1st semester (CBCS) was declared on 19/01/2018 that the result of some candidates was declared as “LO”/“NA” or even “Re-appear” due to the following reasons: “Such candidates have not darkened the respective circles on the OMR sheets and have rather put a dot or have encircled the respective answer or have ticked the respective answer which couldn’t be read by the OMR machine and, therefore the marks of the objective paper could not be determined and were not added with his/her theory marks. Such OMR sheets are being identified and shall be assessed again by the OMR machine after correcting the mistakes committed by the students.”
“Other category of students whose result has been shown re-appear or LO have not darkened up the respective circles on the OMR sheet in the space where Roll No has to be written. They have instead written their Roll Nos in figures rather than darkening of circles, which could not be read by OMR machine.”
“Another category of students have not mentioned the series of Question Papers on the OMR sheet, therefore, respective answer key could not be applied to assess the marks obtained by the students.”
“Furthermore, the result of the some of the candidates has been declared as LO/re-appear whose practical awards were not submitted till date.”
“It is worthwhile to mention that the number of such candidates is more than seven thousand. In order to resolve all these issues, it will take at least 15 days to correct and assess their OMR sheets and declare their results. The mistakes committed by the students on the OMR sheets can be seen on the sample copies of OMRs displayed on the University website www.kashmiruniversity.net (in Notifications section).”
“It is also informed that evaluation of answer scripts is exclusively done at the college level, and lapse, if any found on part of the invigilating or supervisory staff, shall be recommended for appropriate action under rules.” (CNS)