BHUBANESWAR: A goof-up by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has left Subhashree Biswabandita Sahu, a Class XII student of a City-based school, shattered.
Recently back from a trip to Eastern India with her parents to celebrate her success in the Class XII exams in which she secured 94.4 per cent, the world came crashing down around Subhashree on Monday after the CBSE marked her ‘Fail’ on its official website.
The joy of Sahus knew no bounds on May 28 after CBSE published the results of Class XII exams in which Subhashree secured 94.4 per cent. Basking in her success, Subhashree’s family even went on a trip to Kolkata and Eastern India to celebrate her stupendous feat.
However, when the girl checked the CBSE website to get a duplicate copy of the marksheet on Monday, she got a rude shock as her scorecard reflected ‘Fail’.
Father Sudhanshu Shekhar Sahoo said Subhashree needed a copy of the marksheet to submit in the school which was about to publish the list of toppers on notice board.
‘’I asked my daughter to get a copy of the marksheet from the website so that I could submit it in the school. However, we were shocked to see that she failed in four subjects and passed in just English with 81 marks,’’ said Sahoo who is an Ayurvedic doctor in Chhattisgarh.
Even Subhashree’s scores in the Practical papers, which are marked internally by the school, have changed, he said.
On finding the anomaly, Sahoo rushed to the CBSE Regional Office here with both the marksheets and reported the matter to an official. However, he was made to wait for an hour before the official turned up and informed that the second result (Fail) was the correct marksheet.
‘’The official said he had no clue how the first marksheet was generated from the website,’’ said a visibly dejected Sahoo.
“I will move Orissa High Court if CBSE does not initiate corrective measure to rectify the marks. Subhashree is a brilliant student who had scored over 89 per cent marks in her Tenth Board exams. My daughter has been harassed and is in a bad state of mind,’’ Sahoo added.
This goof-up has belied the claims of CBSE authorities that the evaluation process is transparent and fool-proof. It has also added fuel to the ongoing controversy surrounding the Class XII results of CBSE which have been termed as erroneous by over 3,000 students and their parents.