Students accuse KU admin of failing them ‘erroneously’

Srinagar: More than seven months after conducting the examination, Kashmir University has “erroneously” failed many undergrad students in the 4th-semester examination, the aggrieved students allege.
Several students of the 2016 batch enrolled at Amar Singh College, which is affiliated with KU, told Kashmir Reader that they had been awarded less than minimum marks in their Chemistry paper while they were expecting more than 40 out of the maximum 60 marks for it.
The 4th-semester examination was conducted by KU in May-June last year and its evaluation status has been uploaded on the varsity website recently.
The aggrieved students said that the objective nature of the Chemistry question paper gave them all the more reason to believe that some mistake has occurred in the evaluation, as there was no scope of deduction of marks unlike in a subjective question paper.
“Moreover, they have awarded us marks in a similar pattern, which is even more suspicious,” a student said.
At Government Degree College Beerwah, too, several students complained of discrepancies in the evaluation status of the 4th-semester examination, a top official at the college told Kashmir Reader.
The official said that several students had approached the college principal over the matter and the college administration would talk to the KU administration for fixing the results.
It is pertinent to mention here that in May last year, many undergrad students had similar complaints. They said that the varsity administration had erroneously failed several of them in the evaluation status of the 3rd-semester examination.
This year’s affected students complain that officials at the university have put their academic career at stake, at a time when they were looking forward to appear in the upcoming KU entrance examination for graduate courses.
The failed students had appeared in the recently concluded 5th and 6th semester UG examinations, which were specially prioritised by the varsity to enable the outgoing college students to write the upcoming entrance test as they had already lost an academic year.
The failed students now fear that the discrepancies in their 4th semester result may cost them another academic year.
Controller Examinations at KU, Prof Farooq Ahmad Mir, did not respond to calls and messages from this reporter.

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