Not owning mistake, KU blames colleges for 1st semester student crisis

Not owning mistake, KU blames colleges for 1st semester student crisis
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Varsity considering seeking explanation from college supervisors

Srinagar: Instead of owning the responsibility for putting students in trouble by declaring this year’s first-semester undergraduate students’ results in haste, Kashmir University has shifted the blame onto the authorities of its colleges for not checking the students’ optical mark recognition (OMR) sheets by which their results are tallied.
The university authorities are now mulling to seek explanation from the college supervisors for not checking the OMR sheets, according to the KU Controller of Examinations, Dr Mohammad Yousuf Bhat.
Scores of Bachelor’s degree students from several Valley colleges who were declared failed took to the streets in Srinagar on Monday demanding justice. The varsity had reasoned that students had not sufficiently darkened circles on the OMR sheet, making them invalid for detection by the OMR machine. Such OMR sheets are being identified and shall be assessed again by the OMR machine after correcting the mistakes committed by the students, KU said on Monday after the massive protests.
Dr Bhat told Kashmir Reader that the crisis would have been avoided if college supervisors had told the students how to file the OMR sheets.
“College supervisors are also responsible. They have to check the OMR sheets before a student submits it to them,” he said.
The OMR sheets were introduced by the university at the undergraduate level for the first time last year. However the Controller of Examinations said they had been receiving complaints about the results from students before as well because of the colleges.
“Every year, whenever we declare results, we expect those students declared LO/absent to approach us as their colleges would have missed submitting mark sheets of internal exams, or sometimes we don’t receive students’ attendance from colleges,” he added.
Dr Bhat pointed out that they received the internal mark sheets of students from Degree College Kokernag after the results were announced.

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