PTU asks learning centres to allow students to appear in exam without admit cards

  • Neha Arora, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: May 06, 2014 19:56 IST

After around 20,000 students appearing in the distance education examination of Punjab Technical University were not issued admit cards for their first paper on Saturday in several states, the varsity has asked its learning centres to allow them to appear without these cards.

Earlier, the students were not issued roll numbers which is normally done at least a week ahead of the examination.

The learning centres have been informed to allow the students without admit cards or examination hall tickets to appear in the distance education programme examinations.

"We have been asked by the university to allow the students without admit cards by showing the copy of fee slip of last session," said an official of PTU learning centre.

He said the students had to sign an undertaking wherein they have to mention their role number and pu their signature countersigned by the learning centre.

Around 400 students from across the state were allowed to sit in the examination by one hour late on Saturday. Some 20-odd students at the Adampur centre were unable to take the examination as they did not have roll numbers.

There are around 55,000 students under PTU's distance education programme after it failed to get approval from the Distance Education Council to run courses.

Earlier, the Delhi high court in December had restrained PTU from admitting students for the distance education programme for not having approval.

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