Er... VTU errs again in valuation

Er... VTU errs again in valuation

On an average, nearly 15 per cent of the students challenging valuation, pass the exams after revaluation, and 27 per cent after challenging the revaluation.

Puzzled by the VTU results,  K B Mamadi, the Chief Manager at the State Bank of India, local head office, Bangalore and former general manager of Krishna Grameen Bank, Gulbarga, had filed an application under Right to Information in April last, seeking details of valuations and results of all the semesters in the past three years.

According to the statistics furnished by the university, of the 2,45,829 students who applied for revaluation, 40,764 (16.58 pc), passed the exams in 2008; in 2009, of the 2,53,716 applicants, 37,181 (14.65 pc) got through;  and, of the 2,63,191 applicants in 2010, 38,104 (24.76 pc) were declared pass.

The students who were unhappy with the revaluation results, challenged the revaluation too.

The pass percentage in the challenging revaluation was startling. It ranged from a  maximum 35.95 per cent in 2008 to a minimum 22.61 per cent in 2009 and 24.76 per cent in 2010.

Mamadi found that despite the future of thousands of students being at stake due to erratic valuation and revaluation, the university has no strict rules and regulations to curb reckless valuation and also has not taken disciplinary action against the valuators.

“In case of erratic valuation, valuators will be blacklisted by the university and apology letters are taken from them,” replied VTU public information officer, who is also its registrar.

The university has no policy to compensate the victims of erratic valuation. If a student gets 16 or more additional marks after the revaluation, the university will refund the fee.

The students have to pay Rs 3,000 for challenging valuation and Rs 5,000 for challenging revaluation.

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