50 colleges score zero per cent result

Nearly 50 colleges in the State have secured zero results in the II PU examination this year.The number of such colleges has gone up this year, even as the Department of Pre University Education (DPUE) has been threatening to take action against such colleges.

As many as 44 unaided PU Colleges have scored a duck this time along with one government college and two bifurcated PU colleges.

In 2014, there was not a single government college with zero result.
On the other hand, several colleges have achieved 100 percent results too. As many as 16 government colleges, one aided college and 38 unaided colleges in the State have scored cent percent result.

Supplementary exams
For the benefit of those who have not cleared the exam. the department will conduct supplementary exams from June 25 to July 4. Students appearing for the supplementary exams have been asked to pay the fees in their respective colleges on or before May 27. The fee for the exam is Rs 101 per subject and Rs 302 for three or more subjects.

Students can apply for photocopy of their answer scripts and for revaluation and retotalling, the applications for which will be available in all the PU colleges and on the PU department’s website. The facility has also been made available at BengaluruOne and KarnatakaOne centres in Belagavi, Hubballi-Dharwad, Mysuru, Dakshina Kannada, Tumakuru, Davanagere, Ballari, Kalaburagi and Shivamogga. The applications have to be submitted with a copy of the fee paid challan.

The fee fixed by the department for photocopy for one subject is Rs 504, for revaluation, it is Rs 1,260 per subject and for retotalling it is Rs 336 per subject. The last date for applying for the photocopy is May 25 and for revaluation and retotalling, it is May 30.

Grace marks
On account of some errors in the question paper, the department has given as many as 14 grace marks this year. Students have been given nine grace marks in Mathematics and five in English.

DPUE Director Sushama Godbole said the department was in the process of initiating action against paper setters who had created the errors in the question paper. However, she said the names of the lecturers were confidential and could not be revealed.

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