Declare Kolar students' results, HC tells BU

Declare Kolar students' results, HC tells BU

The Karnataka High Court directed Bangalore University to evaluate and declare the results of 32 students of a college within four weeks.

The university had withheld the results citing incorrect choice of subjects.

Justice B V Nagarathna was hearing a batch of petitions filed by 32 students of Sri Gokul College of Arts and Science, Kolar, who had moved the court seeking directions to the university to declare their examination results.

The petitioners, who are pursuing their postgraduation, are required to select an open elective subject in the third semester.

According to the petitioners, Bangalore University had issued a notification on June 25, 2016, to colleges affiliated to the university citing five options of open elective subjects. However, the students are not supposed to select the open elective subjects mentioned beside their field of study. This was not clearly mentioned in the notification.

The students chose their open elective, 'Finance and Banking' and mentioned it next to their field of study and the same was sent to the university. The examinations were conducted in their chosen subjects in December 2016 and answer sheets were sent by the college to the university for evaluation.

The university, however, withheld the results citing incorrect choice of subjects thereby asking them to choose the right subjects that are not related to their field.

The bench observed that the university had misled the students by not clearly mentioning the subjects to be chosen and the direction that 'open elective subjects mentioned next to your subject should not be selected' which led to the students choosing the incorrect subject.

The bench stated that the students cannot be punished for the university's mistake and directed it to issue a clear notification henceforth.

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