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Students wait in vain for paper, exam postponed

delhi Updated: May 09, 2012 00:25 IST
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Just a day after 15,000 Delhi University (DU) students were made to bear the brunt of incorrect question papers, 30 students from the Forensic Science department of SGTB Khalsa College were not given a question paper at all.

The paper, which was reportedly not supplied by the examination branch, has now been rescheduled for May 14.

“The exam was on Monday but the question paper did not come from the university at all. Now, the exam has been rescheduled for May 14,” said Jaswinder Singh, principal, SGTB Khalsa College.

Meanwhile, DU teachers are up in arms against Vice-Chancellor (V-C) Dinesh Singh, who, on Monday, blamed the respective departments for having provided incorrect versions of the English and Sanskrit question papers.

“Teachers are extremely perturbed because the V-C has already shifted the blame on the respective departments. How can he conduct an impartial inquiry? Had they cancelled the paper and held it at a later date, it would have been sensible. But they are alleging that the departments set the question papers incorrectly,” said Abha Dev Habib, member of Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA).

Teachers from the English department claimed that the goof-up had occurred because of incorrect codes.

“Only the examination branch knows which paper will come because we set multiple papers and they finalise it. The department has nothing to do with the codes on a question paper,” said Sanam Khanna, professor of English at Kamla Nehru College.

They also said a probe would be unfair since the V-C had shifted the blame on them before even conducting an inquiry.

“The question paper that was supplied had the code 3259, the correct paper had the code 3259-A. The fact that it was hand-written means the actual paper was never printed,” Khanna said.