PU results to be out by May first week

Teachers protest has had little impact on the evaluation process

Speaking to Deccan Herald, the Director of the PUE Department, S Shankaranarayana said that the protests had no impact on the evaluation process. “The protests were barely for a few hours. As of now we are on course to announce results by the first week of May,” he said.

The director also brushed aside concerns about absentee evaluators affecting the announcement of results. Over 15 percent of the teachers who were put on evaluation duty have failed to report for the process. But Shankaranarayana said the department had adequate buffer to compensate for the absentees.

“Each year we notify an additional 20 to 25 percent for evaluation duty to make up for these absentees. Usually, most of these evaluators are part-time teachers and lecturers from unaided colleges,” he said. He added that in several cases the management would have relieved them but the teachers don’t report and in others the managements themselves fail to relieve teachers.

Shankaranarayana also said that punitive action would be taken against the teachers who absented themselves from evaluation after the results are announced. “Several teachers have genuine reasons to absent themselves and those teachers will be excused. But the ones who have deliberately missed it will face action,” he said.  Teachers who had refused to do evaluation work in previous years were slapped with fines and some were not given increments or incentives.

Another opportunity

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has made special arrangements to rectify applications for CET which have been rejected. The Executive Director of the KEA, S Shankaranarayana said that application forms of several students who had not provided photographs or not signed had been rejected but the authority was giving them another opportunity.

“Our aim is to allow all students to appear for the exam. Those with erroneous application forms may not receive admission tickets, therefore special arrangements have been made here to give students the chance to rectify these errors,” he said.

However, Shankaranarayana added other requests including requests for change in centres were being discouraged. “Students will have to write their examinations at the same centres which they have applied for. Unless of course it is an extraordinary situation,” he said. The authority has already intimated over 350 students via SMS about the rejection and the necessary changes.

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