3rd Sem results: KU undergrads allege arbitrary marking, say failed en-masse

3rd Sem results: KU undergrads allege arbitrary marking, say failed en-masse

SRINAGAR: There seems to be no end to result gaffes at the University of Kashmir (KU).
The result of 3rd semester undergrad examination uploaded recently by the KU recently has left students of several colleges fuming.
After taking nearly a year to divulge the results, students alleged the KU had failed them en-masse.
Aggrieved students from Amar Singh College Srinagar alleged that the KU had “randomly” awarded marks to for objective and subjective parts of several papers.
Although the college has been brought under the Cluster University Srinagar, the students from the 2016 batch are affiliated with the KU.
They said that nine marks were awarded for the objective part and 12 for the subjective part “in a pattern”.
Eighty percent of them are failing in the 3rd semester examination as per the uploaded result status, they said.
A student informed that the 3rd semester examination concluded in June last year.
Students from Islamic Oriental College, Tral had similar complaints about English paper.
The students feared that the erroneous results might be because of a question paper “mismatch” as the examination, which was earlier scheduled in April last year, was postponed to September.
“The evaluator might have marked the papers as per the April question paper,” they said.
A notification issued by the Controller Examinations KU on Tuesday has asked the affected students to submit their representations to officials at the respective colleges “who will forward them to the Automation section of the Examination Block for redressal”.