Half-Year Delay in the Results of Postgraduate Examinations
Third-semester examinations for many postgraduate courses
of Bangalore University (BU) were held in January and February this year. Half a
year later, students still wait for the results of those examinations.
Meanwhile, the fourth-semester examinations are set to begin from June 15. What
that means is that students have had little occasion to learn what they could have
done better, this time.
BU created history of sorts by announcing the results of undergraduate courses just
three weeks after examinations were held.
But as the university administration concentrated on getting the results of undergraduate
programmes out, postgraduate examination scripts were neglected.
T.R. Subramanya, registrar, examinations, said, "Undergraduate results are important,
as admission for postgraduate courses begins soon afterwards, and we have to evaluate
nearly 22 lakh scripts." Asked about the half-year delay in the results of postgraduate
examinations, the registrar, examinations said that the person to be contacted in
this regard is Nadagouda, special officer, postgraduate examinations.
Nadagouda, attempting to throw light on the reasons for the delay, said, "The procedure
of evaluation of postgraduate scripts is different from that of the undergraduate
ones. For students in the Masters' programmes, they need to get evaluators from
outside the university, as there is also external valuation. It is true that results
of some courses have still to be announced, but these will be out in a matter of
two or three days."
Nadagouda also mentioned confusion over whether grace marks were to be awarded to
students. He said that the resolution of the academic council meeting on Wednesday,
22nd June 2011 had clarified questions in that regard.
The special officer for postgraduate programmes mentioned that results of only one
or two courses were pending. Students, however, maintained that results of examinations
in M.A History, M.A Political Science, M.A English and M.A History and Humanities
have still to be declared, for which examinations were held in January/February
Courtesy: DNA India