Already, NU had stretched their examinations for over a year since 2019, due to which they were in mental agony. Their first paper was held in offline mode in March 2020, but due to Covid-19 outbreak, their exams were rescheduled from February 22 this year. After their second paper, the second wave of deadly virus again struck the region, further deferring their exams.
After many deliberations and requests, NU somehow conducted their remaining two papers on March 18 and 20, but their results shocked all of them, as only 37% of them managed to pass.
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According to ‘BEd Students Monitoring Committee’ members, the evaluation was so poor that many of the examinees were awarded identical passing marks which were 50/100. The aggrieved students are now demanding re-examination of all subjects or proper revaluation of all their papers.
“In paper where the passing is 50/100, we received 50, 51, 53 and 56 marks. In other papers where passing is 25/50, we were awarded 25, 26 and 31 marks. A majority of us have attempted all the questions. It clearly shows that evaluation was not up to the mark,” Vaibhav Bawankar, a student, said.
The students told TOI that due to prevailing Covid-19 crisis and lockdown in force, they were facing another problem of applying for the revaluation.
“As per rules, we need to apply for revaluation in a week after results declaration. Most of our colleges are closed as their staffers have turned positive. For filling up forms and exam fees, we need to move to the colleges’ counters. However, due to curfew, the cops on duty aren’t allowing us to move. Moreover, there’s also risk of contracting the deadly disease,” they said.
All these students had taken admission in the 2019-20 session and would have been graduated by this time. However, their 2019 first semester exams in October were postponed due to Maharashtra assembly polls. After their first paper in March last year, their exams were deferred due to coronavirus induced lockdown. Their papers couldn’t be held online in summer 2020 exams last October, as they had appeared offline in the first paper.
NU would extend revaluation deadline by 10 days: BOEE director
Allaying students’ apprehensions, NU Board of Examination and Evaluation (BOEE) director Prafulla Sable assured them of extending the deadline for revaluation by ten days, so that they could fill up exam forms. “We understand the current situation is not conducive for the students to move out. We will surely extend the last date by a week or ten days for not only BEd students, but others as well, whose results have been declared this week. No student would be left without exams or forms,” he told TOI.