Failed in one paper in BA final,22 students told recheck time over

A group of 22 students of BA Programme in Lakshmibai College,who have failed to clear one paper in their third-year examination,has accused the institute and Delhi University of not willing to re-check their answerscripts or even listen to their case.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 18, 2012 12:55 am

A group of 22 students of BA Programme in Lakshmibai College,who have failed to clear one paper in their third-year examination,has accused the institute and Delhi University of not willing to re-check their answerscripts or even listen to their case.

Shruti Gupta,one of the students,said she got an “essential repeat” — in other words,failed — in the Business Data Processing theory paper despite getting good marks in the practical examination.

She and the others from her batch have asked the authorities to allow re-checking of their papers,but they were allegedly told that the mandatory period for seeking re-evaluation was over.

Students alleged that an hour was wasted during the exam on May 7 after they were given a wrong question paper. The correct paper was provided an hour later,they said.

“Initially,we were given a paper on financial accounting with the code C111. The code should have been C211. After an hour when the correct question paper was given to us,we found two questions being set from topics that were not part of our syllabus. We spoke to the teachers and the principal,but nothing was done,” Gupta said.

She claimed to have secured highest marks in the paper in her previous exams,but failed in the third year. “This has become a big hurdle for me as I was planning to take admission in BEd in Kurukshetra University,” she said.

Officials at the university’s Examination Branch said not all students have failed. “They have the right to apply for re-evaluation. If they have already done so,their papers will be corrected by other teachers. If they secure more marks after the re-check,these will be put on their marksheets,” an official said.

But the students said they had gone to the vice-chancellor’s office on August 21,but no action has been taken until now.

Anil Kumar Sharma,father of Kanika Sharma,said: “When I asked the d,I was told to go to the Dean of Examination Branch. There,officials told me that nothing can be done because the timeframe for re-evaluation of papers was over.”

Though she “failed” in the final-year of her graduation,Kanika has managed to get a provisional seat for an MBA degree in a college that she doesn’t want to name.

“The fees for her MBA course is around Rs 2.5 lakh. Despite financial constraints,she was able to take admission. But she must submit her original documents within six months. Or else,her admission will be cancelled,” her father said.

“She got first division in the first and second-year exams of her graduation. However,the third-year result in one paper will affect her career,” he said.

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