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Re-check plea in governor court

The examination board of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University has referred the case of re-evaluation of subsidiary test papers of bachelor of computer applications of the first and second years to the governor on Thursday.

Students, who failed in the subsidiary papers, were on the warpath to exert pressure for re-evaluation. More than 700 students had appeared from various constituent colleges under vocational courses of the BCA course.

On the orders of the vice-chancellor (VC), Ravi Verma, members of the board, along with deans of faculties, held meetings to probe charges of negligence of the examiners, if any. “It is very difficult to explain how a student who scored 80 per cent marks in honours papers of BCA got zero in subsidiary paper. More than 150 students of BCA course got zero marks in the subsidiary papers,” said the dean of commerce, Ram Chandra Singh.

“Marks were awarded according to answers,” said examination controller Arun Kumar Singh.

Members of the board are convinced that examiners checked copies correctly. However, students received 70 to 80 per cent in honours papers checked by external examiners. The disparity in marks of honours and subsidiary papers is puzzling, said the development officer of the university, Kalyan Kumar Jha.

The members of the board, VC Ravi Verma, pro-VC Rajendra Mishra, proctor Ajay Kumar Srivastava and registrar Vivekanand Shukla discussed the issue at length and decided to appeal to the governor.