Univ's errors in exam hall tickets put law students in tight spot

Finally the law students whose hall tickets have not been cleared of errors and who were made to run from pillar to post for rectification at the University of Pune (UoP) were allowed to appear for their exams yesterday, but only after submitting their passing certificates of the previous year.

This came after Socialist Yuvjan Sabha (SYS), an education body which has taken up the matter, issued a notice to the UoP’s examination department to allow students to appear for their annual examinations, as the goof up was due to the UoP’s negligence.

Last week, hundreds of students pursuing the five-year Bachelor of Socio Legal Sciences (BSL) degree, had complained about several mistakes, including missing subject names, on their hall tickets. Faced with limited time, some of the students were forced to go the university personally to get their hall tickets corrected.

The scenario was worse still for students living outside the city, as most of them were not aware of the procedure to get the errors rectified, which was being carried out manually by the examination department staff.

“This indicates the irresponsible way of workings of the University. Till today, the university has not published any guidelines or their stance, either on their website or in print media.

It is only after we forced them to issue letters to principals of all law colleges instructing them to allow all qualifying candidates to enter the exam halls upon checking their previous year’s certificate, did they relent,” said Dr Abhijit Vaidya, president, SYS.

The SYS has demanded that the university make an inquiry into this incident and take action against those responsible, and to declare preventive measures to ensure no repeat incidents.

Apart from this issue, the SYS sought declaration of results as soon as the exams get over or else it will stage an agitation in front of the examination department.

Vithalrao Sathe, senior official of UoP’s exam department said that the colleges themselves should have rectified the errors instead of sending the students to the university.¬†

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