Errors galore in university results

It seems the controversy regarding errors in results of Bangalore University shows no sign of ending. 

A few days after aggrieved second semester students of BCom staged a protest with regard to number of mistakes in their results that were declared on Sunday, faculty of a few commerce colleges claimed to have found cases where a number of students have got above average marks in subjects without even having appeared for the exams.

According to a source in R C College of Commerce And Management, six such cases have been found. “Some of these students have got as high as 70 per cent. It is shocking to think that such a thing can happen,” the source said.

Another college that has found similar cases is Seshadripuram College. “We have found as many as seven to eight such students in BCom who were absent for various papers to have got good marks,” said a well placed source in the college.

There are also claims of another reputed college in Basveshwarnagar where “absent” students have got good marks. “These absentee students here have apparently got percentages as high as 60, 70 and even 80 in the results,” the source said.   
While the faculty of these colleges are in a fix as to how such glaring mistakes could have been made, they, however, do not rule out the possibility of foul play being the motive behind these so called errors. “There is definitely something very fishy as to how only a few such students got such marks. It needs to be probed,” said the source from R C College.

“While one can understand errors such as wrong evaluation, however, giving someone marks they do not deserve is something that just does not happen,” said the source at Seshadripuram College.

Other woes

Since the results of second semester were declared on Sunday, students have had sleepless nights.

Complaints ranging from being marked absent for exams one has appeared for, getting low marks than expected has surfaced.

Supreet G from APS College, N R Colony, for example, got comparatively good marks in all his papers except for one. “My average marks in other subjects was between 50 to 60. However, in a paper on Indian Financial System (IFS) I got only 24. The pass mark is 35. A number of my friends have got 21 to 24 marks in more than one paper,” he said.
Bangalore University Registrar (Evaluations) R K Somshekhar claimed that the university was not responsible for the mistakes.

“The university cannot keep a track of each and every paper that has been evaluated. This is the responsibility of the chairman of the board of examination and the custodian,” Somshekhar said.

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