BENGALURU: A Bidar student who joined a pre-university course twice as a regular student is being denied his second-year PUC marks card.
The State Department of Pre-University Education said it cannot issue the marks card as he had cleared the exams the first time around as a regular student.
The student had passed the March-April 2015 exams and requested the department for his marks card. But the department officials say, “We gave him permission to appear for the exams (the second time) after the court ordered he be allowed to do so. We cannot issue him a marks card as there is one marks card in his name already.”
Manoj Rao (name changed), a resident of Bidar, had joined a PU College in Belagavi and was staying at the college hostel. He completed his first-year course and appeared for the second-year final exams. However, after a clash with his hostel inmates after the second PU exams, he returned to Bidar and did not bother to check the results assuming he would have failed. He then joined a PU course at a college in Bidar.
He got his marks cards after passing in the first year, but when he enrolled for the second year, his problems began. “During the second-year PU exam registration, the department raised an objection saying my name was already in the list of candidates who have completed the PU course and refused to give me permission. Later, I went to court and took permission to appear for the exams. Now that I have cleared the exams, I am not getting my marks cards,” he said. When contacted, an official of the PUE Department said, “When the candidate’s name is registered and a marks card has been generated already, we cannot issue another marks card. We allowed him to take the exams as per a court order and now if the court says, we will issue him a marks card.”
The student says the court order did not mention anything about withholding his results. “I have submitted a representation to the PUE Director requesting him to release my results and issue me a marks card. Otherwise I will not be able to pursue higher education,” he said.