Chaos at KSOU exam centre as centre changes venue

Chaos at KSOU exam centre as centre changes venue

The students who had enthusiastically come to the examination centre in the city to write the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) exam on Saturday, were greeted with confusion at the Government PU college in Car Street.

Many among the 90 students who had arrived at the Government First Grade College in Car Street which was supposed to be the exam venue as mentioned in the hall ticket, complained that they were asked to shift to the Government PU Women’s College which is located at some distance, without any prior intimation.

When a student questioned the staff for the lethargic attitude meted out at the students, the Government First Grade College principal allegedly intimidated her and threatened her of filing case of malpractice against her.

Speaking to Deccan Herald on condition of anonymity, the student said that the students were annoyed with the last minute change and the delay in starting the exam.

“When a staff came to open the door locks, I questioned him about the lack of arrangements in the exam venue. Even as the exam was going on, the Government First Grade College principal entered the examination hall and threatened of debarring me from the exam and book a case of malpractice in the examination hall. He forcibly took my hall ticket and ID card and did not return them,” she told.

When contacted Government First Grade College Principal Prof Radhakrishna, he said lack of arrangements were due to the CET which was held at Government PU college on the previous day.

“As one of the students spoke ill about the standards of government colleges, I read out the instructions and warned of taking disciplinary action against her. There is nothing serious about it,” he justified.

On the other hand, KSOU Regional Director Rohith said that the excess students had to be shifted to PU college, as the students writing the exams under Mangalore University too were accommodated in the degree college.

“I have directed the principal not to book the case of malpractice against the student,” he said. 

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