The Telegraph
Tuesday , January 21 , 2014
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Kolhan exam protest

Around 400 students from three engineering colleges affiliated to Kolhan University staged a demonstration against alleged anomalies in question papers for semester exams at the varsity office in Chaibasa on Monday.

The protesters, including girls, comprised students of RVS College of Engineering, BA College of Engineering and Maryland Institute of Technical University. They started assembling on the campus since early morning before sitting on a dharna, which began at 11am and continued till late in the evening.

The students alleged that questions asked in semester exams were out of syllabus causing many to fail. They also demanded 10 marks as grace for those who failed.

“Our grievances are never heard. On many occasions, we have put forth our problems before examination controller but to no avail,” said fifth-semester student Pratik Sharma.

West Singhbhum administration had deployed adequate police personnel, both men and women, on the campus. Subdivisional officer of Chaibasa Asim Kispotta tried to pacify the students. But, they wanted senior varsity officials to meet them and promise to resolve their problems.

Kolhan University proctor M.R. Sinha said they would convene a meeting of examination department to discuss students’ demands. “Issues such as syllabus need to be taken up at the meeting and by the senate,” he said.