It seems like Bangalore University is determined not to learn from its rather inglorious record when it comes to mistakes in announcing the examination results. Evidence to this was seen on Sunday night when the results of second semester BCom and BBM courses were declared.
Information available with Express shows various mistakes in the results of more than 3,000 students. Ironically, the results for these exams, conducted in May, were meant to be announced in June.
Students from institutions such as PES, APS, Maharani’s Colleges and R C College claimed that they were affected by the mistakes. Around 450 students from various institutions gathered near Central College on Monday and demanded that Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda to sove the problem.
Prof Gowda and Registrar (Evaluation) R K Somashekar met the protesting students and listened to their grievances.
According to the students, the university had been irresponsible in the way the results were announced.
“I attended all examinations and even the (exam) invigilator’s signature is there on my admission ticket. But I was shocked to see that I was marked absent,” Abhishek (name changed), a BCom student of APS College, said.
“I am confident of securing above 85 per cent and I scored above 80 marks in most papers. But, I was surprised to see zero marks in one subject. We demand that the V-C take action against authorities concerned,” Santosh Reddy, another student, said.
Somashekar denied that there were mistakes in the results of 3,000 students.
He also claimed that the problems were caused by some students entering the wrong registration number in their exam sheets, which would automatically be marked as absent during evaluation.
The Registrar even alleged that some students had intentionally entered the registration numbers of others.
When asked about the out-of-syllabus questions in the question papers, Somashekar said that he could not do anything on the issue at this juncture. However, Somashekar accepted that there were mistakes made by evaluators.
“We will cross-verify by sending the scripts to invigilators. These are provisional results and with the new online grievance redressal system, students can register their complaints through the Principals. We will cross-check the marks and give a report within five days,” he added.