While expressing serious concern over the non-serious behavior of University of Kashmir authorities, who have reportedly misplaced the answer-papers of undergraduate students and have shown 100 percent of them failing in some subjects, CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami urged the Government to immediately order the probe and fix the responsibility in the issue.
The University of Kashmir issued the result of under-graduate Ist Semester, held in various Degree Colleges of valley, under the newly introduced scheme of CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) on 19-01-2018, but around 7000 students were deemed to have “not passed” on the account of having “LO”, “NA”, “Re-Appear” shown in their results.
It is unfortunate that student community is being forced to come on roads to protest against the insensitive approach of the University authorities. How is it possible that 7000 students will fail in one subject? The CBCS was implemented for the first time in the Colleges and for the first time, OMR Answer Sheets were also introduced. It is pertinent to mention here that there are only two OMR machines available with the University, and out of which one broke down. Now the University puts the blame on the students for not filling the OMR sheets properly.
The fact is that many OMR sheets have not been evaluated or either misplaced, either because of the breakdown in the OMR machines or due to the negligence of concerned officials. That is why it took one year for them to declare the result which is itself a gross failure of duty. The administrative staff needs to be made more accountable and responsible.
“The Kashmir University authorities should deal with the issue with utmost care but instead, they are trying to blame the students for the problem which is unjustified. If the protesting students of the third semester (Under-Graduate) are demanding photocopies of their answer-sheets, why is University reluctant to give these, if there is no mistake on part of the Varsity authorities?”.
According to media reports, similar incidents have happened in the University in the past as well. Student community, which is already suffering immensely due to the prevailing situation, is justified in their protests as they have a right to seek answers from the authorities. Using force against them is totally uncalled for and unjustified.
He assured the student community of his full support in their struggle for their genuine rights.