STUDENTS FROM School of Economics (IPS College) pursuing master of business administration (MBA) in foreign trade called upon Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV) Vice Chancellor Dr Rajkamal at his RNT Marg office today to register their protest over alleged discrepancy in evaluation of examination papers.
The V-C, after holding consultations with their director and former Vice Chancellor of the university Dr V D Nagar and concerned officials, directed that the matter be presented before the Executive Committee (EC) and a committee be formed on the matter. He also recommended sending random samples of the papers to some place offering the course outside the State.
The sample set containing a sizeable number of answer sheets, mostly of last year’s toppers who have fared badly this year, would be examined there and if a difference of more than 10 per cent was found the university would allow revaluation of all MBA-FT papers.
Assistant Registrar (gopniya) Rachna Thakur, alluding to the incident during Dental College students’ similar protest, said that if the rules and EC allow, a random checking of answer papers could be done under the supervision of a specially constituted committee. Assistant Registrar (Exams) P Khare said that whether a discrepancy had occurred or not could not be stated at this point of time, as about seven institutes offer MBA-FT courses and their papers are checked by a Central evaluation team.
As there is shortage of professors with requisite years of experience in this subject, the exam committee has the V-C, his nominee, Dean Students Welfare (DSW) and Dean Faculty select examiners.
The students assembled in large numbers outside the V-C office and later met him in the form of a delegation and their director also supported their demands. Nagar said that he had got sociology papers checked en masse after large-scale discrepancies were reported.
The students said that out of 58 students taking this course in the second semester, in the first year only nine have passed, 17 have been failed and the rest have got supplementary in two subjects.
Last year’s topper Vinish Kumar has got supplementary and so has Neha Saluja who stood second. Similarly, Vikrant Thanjot who stood fifth and Kavita Tiwari who stood 29th have failed. The students demanded revaluation of results.