PU admits math exam goof-up,to hold re-exam on May 11

PU authorities confirmed that the time and centre of examination would remain the same.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 27, 2013 2:04:51 am

Admitting goof-up in the BA/BSc second year mathematics examination,Panjab University (PU) on Friday decided to cancel the exam that was held on April 17 and hold a re-examination on May 11 (evening session).

PU authorities confirmed that the time and centre of examination would remain the same. After conducting an inquiry into the goof up in the examination,the office of Controller of Examination (CoE),PU,had sent a fact finding action taken report against the paper setter to Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover,for his consideration.

After V-C endorsed the report,the university decided to cancel the exam. Moreover,as per PU regulations,a notice has been sent to the paper setter, asking him to file a reply on how all the questions that appeared in the 2012 mathematics question paper were repeated this year.

Scores of students of BA and BSc studying in city-based colleges and in 188 PU-affiliated colleges,were taken aback on April 17 to find the mathematics differential equations paper to be the same as the 2012 question paper. After the university received complaints pertaining to the goof up,the CoE office collated the details and found that the question papers of both the years were exactly the same.

Syndicate rejects decision to award grace marks to PU BCom students

CHANDIGARH: With Syndicate members rejecting the decision of the undergraduate board of studies of commerce of Panjab University to award 20 grace marks to all BCom students,who had appeared for the Cost Accounting examination on April 10,now there will be a re-examination for the same paper.

However,the date of re-examination has not been decided by the officials. The students were stumped on April 10 when they appeared for their Cost Accounting exam,as the entire paper was based on theoretical questions.

As per the rules of the university,the paper was supposed to have 50 per cent theoretical and 50 per cent practical questions. Though the expert committee that was constituted to look into the matter had recommended re-examination,the board of studies while rejecting the proposal had decided to give 20 grace marks to students.

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