Udupi/Mangaluru: Students Allege mix-up of Results by Mangalore University, Demand Probe

Udupi/Mangaluru: With students alleging irregularities in declaration of their results by the Mangalore University, the MU has come under the line of fire of students. However University Registrar (Evaluation) in his letter has dismissed the allegation of irregularities and said that the results are declared after careful verification.

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Prashasthi a final year BCOM student says that she used to secure distinction in every semester, but her fifth semester result which was declared after a long wait of 3 months was mere shocking, she had failed in a subject. She says that she has scored well in her internal examinations and also appeared well in her exams but with the irregularity of MU she has failed. The entrance exams for MBA are on way with the irregularities of MU, the students are suffering, she added.

Ram Ganesh a student from MGM says that all 9 students seated in the same row are given 42 marks out of 150. The students who were absent for the exams are given marks and those who have appeared for exams are marked absent. Some students have even scored 155 out of 150. Some have scored zero, while bright students have failed. The results of BA are still to be announced, he added.

University staff fail to respond:

Prashasthi who made several calls to the university to inquire on the results was said by the university officials that ‘We are not aware of this issue and that we have come to know about it from you’. She also said that the calls of students are put on hold by the university officials.

Students to hold massive protest in University Premises:

Students say that the university should subject the papers of all students for re-evaluation and they should be careful in recording results. The university should respond to the issues of the students. If the university fails to respond this issue in one week a massive protest will be held said the students.

Results announced after 3 months:

Students say that the results were announced after 3 months of the examination. The university had said that they would declare the results in January 15 but later they announced it on February 22. Examinations were held in November.

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University Registrar takes his stand, says results are declared after careful verification.

University Registrar (Evaluation) Prof. AM Khan said that there is no mix up of U.G. results as reported in certain section of the Media. Though there is little delay in announcing the results they have been announced after careful verification and testing through the new software.

The new advanced software has been developed in line with the IT initiatives of the Government of Karnataka to provide end to end solution and bring transparency in the examination process. The results published in the website are provisional results which have been released course wise and semester wise one after another. Therefore there is no chance of marks getting interchanged between different courses.

The results of some students are held up for technical reasons like non approval of admission, writing wrong codes, non-submission of internal assessment marks and financial statements by colleges, however such results are immediately announced when proper clarifications are given by the concerned colleges/office.

The University also has a help desk for examination related queries (0824-2287277). Students can contact the help desk for any discrepancy in the results and such issues shall be sorted out immediately. Students are requested not to panic but report discrepancies if any.

The Mangalore University was also in the scanner for awarding Convocation certificates with spelling mistakes, a probe in this regard is ordered by the Vice-Chancellor.

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