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Heads roll for results fiasco

Malda, Dec. 20: The controller of examinations of Gour Banga University has been replaced after a high percentage of failures and a large number of incomplete results were reported in the BA Part I exams.

Although the controller, Chinmay Basu, was appointed temporarily, the varsity claimed that he was not keeping well and was replaced by Bikash Roy.

The university will also have Bikash Mukherjee as its new registrar from January, vice-chancellor Gopa Dutta said. She refused comment on the removal of the controller.

Students of the colleges affiliated to the university have been agitating since the past week over the publication of incomplete results alleging that the papers had not been marked with care.

The university council decided on Friday that the incomplete results would be completed as soon as possible. A six-member committee has been formed to submit a report on the result fiasco by December 24.

The current registrar, Tapas Chatterjee, said there were 22 colleges affiliated to the university. “With over 22,000 students enrolled in the colleges, we have found that nearly 14,000 students had not appeared for the Part I examinations. Despite that their results have been published as incomplete. If these students did not sit for the exams, how did their marksheets get generated?” Chatterjee said.

“We are looking into this. The anomaly will be rectified soon. We are a new university and errors are bound to happen,” said the registrar.

The marksheets have been prepared by a Calcutta-based private firm, he said.

The Chhatra Parishad has demanded an explanation from the university on the anomalies, while the SFI on Friday had given a seven-day deadline to correct the errors or face an agitation indefinitely.

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