KU yet to rectify erroneous results of SSM students

KU yet to rectify erroneous results of SSM students

SRINAGAR: After “erroneously” failing majority of B. Tech (Electrical) students enrolled at the Sir Syed Memorial (SSM) College of Engineering and Technology, Parihaspora in the 8th semester, the University of Kashmir is yet to rectify the results a month after the results.
Several aggrieved students told Kashmir Reader that “despite attempting all the questions”, the KU administration had failed “over 80 percent” of them in the optional paper “Distribution Automation” in their 8th semester examination, for which the results were declared on March 28.
The examination was held in December last year.
Now more than a month after the KU “acknowledged its mistake”, the students said their results were yet to be cleared.
With the KU delaying the process, the students said, they were not able to apply either for the advertised jobs or for higher studies.
“Sixty out of around 70 of us had been declared failed in the optional paper,” a student informed.
Besides, “even the toppers in the exam have scored very low,” another student said, calling it “unprecedented”. “This has never happened before. It is for the first time that majority of the students have been failed and that too when we have attempted all the questions”.
Controller Examinations KU, Prof Farooq Ahmad Mir said that the rectification was on and the corrected results would be declared in coming days.
Prof Mir said that the students had applied for the rectification of their results “barely a week ago”.
The students however refuted the claim.
“They are lying. We approached the university officials immediately after the results were declared, but they are dilly dallying since then,” a student alleged.