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Varsity calendar on track, results on time

Patna University has streamlined its academic calendar for the first time in recent memory, declaring undergraduate and postgraduate results on time.

The second-year undergraduate science results were declared on Tuesday evening. Results for the commerce department would be out on Thursday.

Examination controller of Patna University B.K. Jamuar said: “The university declared the results of second-year undergraduate results on Tuesday evening. The results of the commerce department would be declared by Thursday and humanities within a week.”

For years, Patna University had a haywire calendar when it came to conducting examinations and declaring results on time. Final-year students often lost a year for the university’s failure to declare results on time, as they could not apply to other institutes for higher studies.

This time round, however, it’s a different story. The second- and third-year undergraduate examinations were completed by February. The final-year results were declared a month ago.

The students, benefiting from the move, are more than happy.

Ankit Kumar, a geology graduate from Patna Science College, said: “The third-year undergraduate examination was held in February. The university lived up to its promise of declaring the results in May.”

Planning to apply for masters at Banaras Hindu University and Delhi University, Ankit said had the results been delayed like earlier years and declared around July, he would have lost a year.

An MA second-semester student of rural studies, on condition of anonymity, said: “Our first-semester examination was held in February. In a gap of three months, the university again conducted the second-semester examination in the third week of May. All the theoretical and practical concepts cleared during the time.”

The administration had started preparations to maintain its academic calendar since February when Y.C. Simahadri and Ranjit Kumar Verma took on the charges of vice-chancellor and pro-vice-chancellor, respectively.

To regularise the academic calendar, the university cancelled all leaves leading up to the examinations. It also issued a directive to the teachers to be present in their colleges and departments concerned for at least six hours. The non-teaching employees have been asked to be present for at least eight hours.

To complete the syllabus in time, too, the university bosses asked the college principals, heads of departments and deans to organise extra classes.

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