'Withdraw must fee for PU revaluation'

Members of  the All India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged protests seeking a rollback in the new changes made to PU answersheet revaluation rules in Bengaluru on Wednesday. AIDSO and ABVP staged separate protests.

Members condemned the Pre-university education department’s rule asking each student to apply for a photocopy of the answersheet by paying Rs 504.

Members demanded that the department withdraw this rule. They said that  many students will not be able to afford such a hefty fee to obtain answersheets for revaluation.

They also criticised the department for its move to seek an undertaking from the students that they will not reveal the photocopies of answer papers to the media and will not challenge the revaluation result in the court.

‘Discuss with experts’
Ashwini, President, Bengaluru unit of AIDSO, said that the PU department was taking a unilateral decision of making students compulsorily apply for the revaluation of answersheet.

She urged the department  to hold a discussion or meeting with experts and stakeholders before making any changes or introducing any new rules in revaluation policies.

Meanwhile, Secretary of ABVP Prashanth has threatened to intensify protest across Karnataka if their demands was not fulfilled on time.

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