KSOU students face bleak future sans marks card

KSOU students face bleak future sans marks card

It’s two years since they wrote their final exams. However, for several students, who enrolled for various courses of the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) through a collaborative institute, their marks cards are yet to come. 

Without their marks cards, neither are they able to apply for jobs nor pursue higher education. 

According to a student, who appeared for repeaters exam (in November 2012) for Masters in Computer Application (MCA) through KSOU partner institute Sharada Vikas Trust (SVT), neither university officials nor the institute was ready to give them answers. Both the university and the institute blame each other for the students’ plight. 

Saying that either of institution should take the onus, another student believes both are equally responsible. In case of KSOU study centres, marks cards are directly sent to student, with collaborative institutes, student receives it through the institute concerned. 

KSOU Registrar (Evaluation) K J Suresh maintained that they had sent out all marks cards and only those that did not comply with norms were pending. 

Notices sent

The KSOU had sent several notices to SVT for not complying with norms with admission or examination procedure. 

Even now, BA and B Com exams have to start on April 23 and they have not submitted requisite details yet, he said, adding that even though the results were given, they were provisional and only marks cards would validate the score. Marks cards cannot be issued unless all required details are in place, he added. SVT Director was not available for comment. 

KSOU Vice-Chancellor M G Krishnan said he cannot do anything with regard to MoU with SVT as it was signed during his predecessor’s tenure. The MoU is for five years. The concerned students could approach the university or mail him on mgkrishnan1489@gmail.com and their problems would be addressed, he assured.

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