BU announces 'revised' results of BBM 3rd sem

With this, as many as 23 students declared passed earlier, now stand failed
Last Updated 17 September 2013, 20:27 IST

The Bangalore University has finally announced the “revised” results of third semester Business Communication paper for BBM students that was pending for the last one year.

The examination was conducted in November last year and the University had not declared the results owing to technical glitches. As many as 600 students from 45 colleges were marked absent for the examination and the University had also found discrepancies in the marks tabulation of the rest of the students.

On Tuesday, the University handed out packets of the revised results to the principals of the 45 colleges.

As per the revised results, as many as 23 students who were earlier declared passed, have failed, and as many as 13, who had failed according to the previous results, will now get a first class.

“All this happened because there was scanning error on the part of the outsourced agency. We had to redo the tabulation. We found that the results submitted by the committee constituted to examine the issue, to be right and hence, the results of these students will be changed,” Vice-Chancellor Prof B Thimme Gowda said.

However, some of the college principals expressed that they were not given any results earlier and this was the first.

But University Registrar (Evaluation) R K Somashekar said that the University had given the results in February this year, the first time, and that the discrepancies were discovered later.

Mental agony

Some of the principals complained that the students might suffer mental agony if, after all these months they were told that they had not cleared the exam. They requested the VC in the interests of the students, to retain the previous results.

However, the VC said it would be an offence to declare wrong results and they had to bring out the truth in the discrepancies.

“It will amount to malpractice. A student who has performed poorly would know that he has not done well. How can we retain a student’s result as 80 per cent, if he has got only 8?,” he asked.

The University has not settled the dues of nearly Rs one crore to the outsourced agency, owing to faulty results. The bill will be paid after the agency clears the pending results, the registrar added.

(Published 17 September 2013, 20:27 IST)

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