GDC Sopore students held protest demonstration against KU authorities over 'irregularities' in evaluation
Post by Noor Mohi-ud-din on Thursday, January 5, 2023
Baramulla, Jan 04: The students of Government Degree College Sopore on Wednesday held a protest demonstration against Kashmir University authorities over alleged irregularities in evaluation results declared four days ago.
Scores of protesting students blocked roads in the main town Sopore, appealing to the authorities to recheck and evaluate the results properly.
The students claimed that the authorities at Kashmir University were attempting to ruin their careers by claiming that the majority of students failed in a number of disciplines.
The students of BA 6th semester alleged that the results declared by the authorities are not up to the mark adding that it seems the marks have not been uploaded properly.
A protesting student said that the authorities must re-check the papers and update results accordingly.
They questioned the process of declaration of results only two days after holding examinations.
"The announcement of the result declaration shocked us. We aren't satisfied with the evaluation status. The authorities must take cognizance of the issue so that the future of hundreds of students could be saved," the students added.
They claimed that how it is possible to declare results in just two days, after examination.
The students said that in certain subjects they were expecting higher marks however only two or three marks have been given in those subjects.
"The university has not updated results in all the subjects, and is yet to announce results in all five subjects," they added.
Due process followed in evaluations, grievances being addressed on merit: KU
The University of Kashmir clarified on Wednesday that due process has been followed in evaluation of answer-scripts and assured that claims of students regarding the evaluation carried out in some subjects are being addressed on merit.
Reacting to claims by some UG 6th semester students alleging unfair evaluation in papers like Chemistry and English, the Controller of Examinations Dr Majid Zaman said these claims will be examined under rules and addressed on merits.
“In order to fully satisfy the aggrieved examinees, we have ordered a review of the evaluation in the case of Chemistry and English subjects. Further course of action will be taken after the expert report is received,” Dr Majid said.
The evaluation is undertaken following due process in all respects, including selection of subject-specific experts for evaluation, he said, adding that in case of grievances therein, the University Statutes provide for process of re-evaluation, and seeking of Xerox copies of evaluated answer-scripts, which is open for all desirous students.
About the claims by UG 3rd semester students regarding evaluation of Urdu Literature paper, a random and specific check of evaluated answer scripts was carried out by an expert committee which has, however, recommended that there is “no need for mass review of the said answer-scripts and the concerned students, in case of any grievance, may apply for routine process of re-evaluation if they so desire.”
The evaluation process has been fully expedited in order to ensure timely declaration of results and, resultantly, timely award of degrees to the students. However, due care is being taken in the process to enable fair evaluations.