Srinagar: Several students seeking re-evaluation of their final semester undergraduate papers because of “faulty evaluation” by the University of Kashmir are staring at potential loss of academic year.
The final semester (clubbed 5th and 6th semester) students were earlier allowed to appear in the postgraduate entrance examinations provisionally by the university, but for students complaining of faulty results, time taken in re-evaluation is likely to cost them the postgraduate admissions.
An aggrieved student told Kashmir Reader that he had good chances to bag a postgraduate seat in Chemistry, as per the answer key issued by the department, however, he has been “wrongly” failed in the Botany paper of his 5th semester.
Besides Chemistry, the candidate claimed he had chances of qualifying Botany entrance test as well.
“But the result for my 5th semester Botany paper was shown ‘NA’ (Not Available). I got the Xerox copy of the paper and found that the examiner had awarded 24 marks. I showed the paper to a botany professor who said that I should pass the subject,” he said.
“I applied for re-evaluation last month, but it will take time and it will cost me one academic year of my career,” he lamented.
“I do not even figure in the merit list in Chemistry, because you have to necessarily upload your marks percentage of your graduation,” he added.
All such candidates, who have scored well in the entrance test, but have disputed final year results fear loss of academic year because of the “fault of examiners”.
Director Admissions KU, Prof Irshad Ahmad Nawchoo said that the varsity will wait for the postgraduate aspirants till Saturday for their re-evaluation results after which they will frame the merit list.
“The Controller Examinations has told us that the results for re-evaluation would be declared by Saturday,” added Prof Nawchoo.
Outgoing Controller Examinations KU, Prof M Y Bhat, however, said that declaration of re-evaluation results “has its own time frame”.
“We have to identify the answer sheets from around 2.5 lakh of them,” he said.
Prof Farooq Ahmad Mir, who was given additional charge of the post on Thursday, could not be contacted.