Students of BSc-1 appearing in the examination at Vallabh Government College here were in for a great shock when they found a missing series of questions, a lot of spelling mistakes and wrong questions in the question paper of zoology (Invertebrate 2) on Friday.
Notably, HP University has been conducting examinations for the first time under the newly introduced Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), which is a choice-based credit system (CBCS) of education.
The students, while going through the paper after it was distributed among them, found that section E of the question paper was missing as it was not printed although it was mentioned in the instructions in the beginning that section E of the paper will carry eight marks out of a total of 50 marks.
The students later on found one more question wrongly asked by the paper setters in which the question was read as ‘Give an alternative name of heroleum’ whereas the right word is aeroleum which means part of leg.
President of the Students Central Association (SCA), Mandi college, Narender Kumar said the students were worried that if the university considered the paper of a total of 50 marks then they would lose marks by nearly 20% straightway due to the mistake of the examination branch of the university.
Kumar further said some science students have informed him that the university had mentioned in the roll number slip about the examination of a subject of ‘History of Science’, which, in fact, is not a subject of study and no one teaches it and students have also not heard about it.
Kumar, commenting on the RUSA, claimed that the official document of the RUSA was based on the so-called success of education programmes such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
However, various surveys conducted in the state and at the centre have found that these programmes had utterly low learning abilities.
He said the system required huge structural changes in the education set-up as it had been implemented in a hurry.