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Stir over answer papers

Jamshedpur, Feb. 1: Nearly 70 students under the aegis of Akhil Jharkhand Chatra Sangh, an Ajsu-backed outfit, demonstrated outside the district collectorate today, alleging corruption and commercialisation of education in Kolhan University.

They also threatened to launch an indefinite strike in front of the varsity’s vice-chancellor’s chamber after a fortnight if their grievances were not addressed.

Raising the issue of failure of many first-year students of both arts and science streams, the protesters alleged that the varsity was refusing to show them their answersheets. “Nearly 60 per cent students of BA Part-I and 65 per cent of BSc Part-I enrolled in different colleges under Kolhan University have failed. Some of them performed well in internal tests. When they requested the examination controller to show their answersheets after depositing a fee, the former refused, saying there was no such norm,” said Rahul Singh Tomar, a member of the outfit.

The students also alleged that there was a provision in seeing answersheets in other varsities. “The examination controller only allowed us to seek re-evaluation of our papers. He also refused to give grace marks. We want to see our answersheets to know the clear picture,” Tomar added.


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