Fate of BPUT Students Hangs in Balance

Published: 25th February 2016 07:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2016 07:34 AM   |  A+A-

ROURKELA: Even as Rourkela-based Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) claims to be working overtime to clear 60,300-odd new and backlog certificates, two Post Graduate (PG) students are faced with the prospect of missing PhD admission owing to incomplete publication of results.

Two MTech (Mechatronics) 2013 batch students Priyabrata Biswal and Rajesh Mahapatra of CV Raman College of Engineering (CVRCE), Bhubaneswar are among the many who have been left in the lurch. Their results, which were to be announced in October 2015 were announced in January after a delay of two months, but were again incomplete.

Biswal claimed, the results did not contain one theory paper Design of Experiments with code-MT312 for Third semester and Comprehensive Viva-Voce-II and Seminar for Fourth semester. He and Mahapatra immediately complained to the CVRCE who in turn intimated BPUT. They also filed a grievance at BPUT Grievance cell, Gandamunda but to no avail.

The woes of these beleaguered students did not end there. Biswal claimed, when on February 2 they visited BPUT headquarters, the authorities were initially not able to locate their answer sheets and later assured them that the grade sheets and provisional certificates would be sent to their institute in two days. But, they are yet to receive them owing to incomplete results, they are not eligible for any job or take PhD admission. Vice Chancellor Shyam Sundar Patnaik said he was unaware of the issue but would take immediate corrective action. He claimed the varsity is aggressively working on clearing 60,300-odd original certificates, some of them pending since 2006, by February 29.

The constituent and affiliate colleges have been asked to submit individual grievances and  a committee of three senior professors has been formed to ensure speedy disposal of all backlog, he said.


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