Aggrieved students demand error-free results

Our Correspondent
Silchar, April 5: Assam University, Silchar, is again in the news for wrong reasons. A large number of students studying in the colleges affiliated to this University in one voice demanded declaration of correct results without further delay. Students belonging to Radhamadhab College, Gurucharan College, Cachar College, Women’s College and other educatiol institutions staged protest in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar on Thursday. They also submitted a memorandum addressed to the Vice Chancellor of Assam University through the Deputy Commissioner. Slogans were also raised against discrepancies and anomalies in the marksheets of Three Year Degree (TDC) course and random marking system.
These students are the victims of the flawed marking system of the University. A large number of deserving, good and meritorious students have obtained zero or very minimal marks which were least expected by them. In addition to this, a pattern has been observed in the marking system. Citing an example, it has been pointed out that if a student scores a particular mark in a subject, it is found to be repeated in other subjects also. As per the AUS manual, results have to be declared within 45 days of the examitions held. This year it has taken almost 100 days.
More than 65% students failed to score the pass mark in subjects like Fincial Accounting, English, Mathematics and Business Organization among others. There is a mark sheet of a TDC student who did not get any mark in any subject. The photocopy of the mark sheet has been attached with the memorandum. Biswadeep Chakraborty, Ratraj Acharya and Monjur Ellahi Tapadar, examinees, said that re-evaluation of answer sheets has become a business and that it should be made free. Most of the time it has been seen that students fail to obtain the pass mark which pushes them to send the answer sheets for re-evaluation.
Each paper for re-evaluation costs Rs.150. This is utter injustice, unfair and unjust. They have alleged that teachers usually carry the answer sheets to their home for getting it checked by others. Students have given an ultimatum of 48 hours to the authorities concerned to look after the matter and take serious steps against the University magement. A copy of the memorandum has been sent to the HRD Ministry and the Education Minister of Assam.