Despite repeated assurances of speeding up the process of revaluation, Panjab University has once again failed to announce results in time, leaving the students of department of law in a crisis.
It has been more than two months since students of the department took the first, third and fifth semester examinations, but the results have not been declared so far. The exams got over in December and the university was to announce the results by first week of February.
The senior officials of the examination branch blamed the department stating that the evaluation process was not completed in time. "It takes time to compile the information supplied for declaration of results," Professor Nishtha Jaswal, head of the law department, said that the result would be out in a couple of days.
Giving reasons for the delay, prof Jaswal said that law is a big department and is grappling with shortage of staff, he said, "We have classes in both morning and evening, which increases the workload of the teachers."
Meanwhile, students continue to suffer. The delay has left the students a worried lot as the date sheet for the next semester examination starting from April 7 has been announced.
"It's hard to understand why the university is taking so long in declaring the results. Things get difficult for students who fail to clear their exams, as the process of re-evaluation takes time," said Balinder Singh, a student from the department, adding that they would stage a protest in case the university failed to declare the results soon.
Harpreet kaur, another student, rued that delaying results is a common practice of the varsity. "They only act when the students are forced to resort to agitation," she said.
The university is without a regular controller of examination, which is not helping its case. Registrar AK Bhandari is holding additional charge of controller of examination and despite repeated attempts he was not available for comment.
Last year, the vice-chancellor RC Sobti had raised concerns after some teachers allegedly had refused to perform duties pertaining to examinations, particularly evaluation, saying it was not their job.
The vice-chancellor had urged the teachers to extend cooperation in setting question papers, conduct examinations and evaluation, so that the results are declared on time.