BU blames colleges for result goof-up

 A day after discrepancies were discovered in the fourth semester BCom results declared by the Bangalore University (BU), officials are blaming the examination custodians and the company with whom the marks tabulation had been entrusted with.

As soon as the results were declared on Monday, a number of students complained that they had been marked absent for a few papers, even though they had appeared for the exam.

Registrar (Evaluations) of Bangalore University R K Somashekhar was of the opinion that the discrepancies were caused by a number of reasons, with one of them being the non-submission of 43 OMR (optical mark recognition) sheets by a college. Each OMR sheet contains marks of 18 students, that may have led to a number of complications.

“The examination custodians at Seshadripuram College had not submitted the OMR sheets even after the results were declared. On Wednesday evening, 27 of the 43 OMR sheets were traced,” said Somashekhar.

Meanwhile, Seshadripuram College Principal K Prakash claimed that his college had submitted all the OMR sheets.

Another reason attributed for the chaos by the registrar was the fact that internal assessment marks were not submitted by a number of principals.

“In as many as 919 cases, the internal assessment marks have not been received. Such cases are marked as “not processed.” There are an equal number of both repeaters and freshers in the 919 cases. The company might have wrongly marked them as “absent,” informed Somashekhar.

“Out of the total 39,922 students who appeared for the 4th semester exam, 12,888 were repeaters and 9,300 were absentees, said Somashekhar.

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