No end in sight to pre-university department's tragedy of errors

No end in sight to pre-university  department's tragedy of errors

 The Department of Pre University Education (DPUE) seems to have fumbled again as chaos clouds the supplementary exams scheduled to begin on Thursday. More than two lakh students are taking the exams in the State.

Owing to the apparent callousness of officials, colleges are left floundering with erroneous hall tickets a day ahead of the exams. In several cases, the hall tickets have not been issued at hall.

On Wednesday, some students and college representatives held a protest in front of the office of the DPUE, seeking clarity on the exam process.

The hall tickets were handed out to colleges only on Wednesday. In an attempt to cover up the mess, the department has proposed a dicey solution for candidates who have not yet received the hall tickets: If such a candidate wants to sit for the supplementary exam, the principal has been asked to give a letter attesting the candidate’s identity and the candidate can write the examination by using his hall ticket issued for the examination in March this year.

Complex procedure

Complicating the procedure, the invigilators at the exam centre have to allow the candidate for the examination and make a phone call to the department giving the candidate's identity, after which the department will issue a register number for the student.
“How can we be sure that they will receive our calls during the exam? Moreover, how is it even feasible with many trying to call the department at the same time? On Wednesday, when people held a protest in front of the DPUE office, the director did not even come out to clarify our doubts,” said a representative of Seshadripuram College in the city, requesting anonymity.

That apart, the errors in hall tickets are plenty.
“In certain cases, students who have cleared the PUC exam have been issued hall tickets for supplementary exams. The subjects for which the hall tickets are issued are also wrong. In case of one student who wanted to withdraw results for Kannada and write it afresh, hall ticket was issued for English”.

Further, the department is yet to issue stationery for exam centres to conduct the exams, the representative said.

Revaluation mess

Half of the confusion is a consequence of the delay in the revaluation results. The results of more than 500 students who had applied for revaluation were announced only on Wednesday, one day before the exam. Students who have failed in the revaluation will have to appear for the supplementary exam without even having applied for it.
Meanwhile, students are facing endless anxiety.

In case of one commerce student from the city, he got his board exam results only on Wednesday.

The student told Deccan Herald, “I got my main exam results only today. I have been going to the department for the past fortnight. They never told me why they had not announced my result.

Today, after some of the mediapersons also questioned the officials, they finally gave my results. I did not even know until today whether I had to write the supplementary exam or not”.

In an official note on Wednesday, the department officials said that those students who have not received their admission tickets or who have failed in revaluation and have not paid fee for supplementary examination can approach their respective principals or directly go to the examination hall with old hall ticket, one ID proof and one photograph.

DPUE fails efficiency test

Faulty hall tickets for supplementary exam
 Revaluation results out at last minute
Complex process for those without hall tickets
Hall tickets issued for some passed candidates, wrong subjects
Stationery yet to reach exam centres

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