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Bhagalpur: Students at Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU) don’t have any idea about their examination schedule; it’s became a common phenomenon when the examinees have to returned back from the examination hall as their exam postpone in the eleventh hours.
A similar incident happened on April 11, when 94 students of the could not write their last paper of the second semester postgraduate Hindi exam, as they were not provided with the question papers which were not printed. Second semester post graduation exam date was announced in the second week of March. While exams of three papers had been conducted, it was the final paper which was held up April 11, as question papers could not be printed.
94 students taking the examination had to return without writing the exam. The university is scheduled to announce the new examination date soon. Varsity sources said that the question papers were also not sent to the controller of examination, TMBU for initiating the printing process.
The source further said the head of the department (HoD), Hindi, had claimed the entire episode due to the confusion created by introduction of the choice based credit system (CBCS).
The CBCS was introduced to allow students flexibility to choose any subject (from science, arts or commerce streams) in the fourth paper. The Hindi HoD has claimed that printing of question papers could not be initiated as he was not aware which subjects the students opted for in the fourth paper, added the sources.
The vice chancellor, TMBU however has served a show cause notice on the controller of examination and the head of Hindi post graduation department. But sources blames such irregularities became the part and partial of the varsity. The varsity has been already struggling to maintain its examination schedule. Shortage of answer books in the university had resultant in delay in the degree part II examination by almost a year, was another example of such instances of the varsity.
Degree part II examination would likely to be commenced from April 25, said the varsity source. unused answer books of previous years would be given to candidates to write their papers, it said.
Some varsity officials however on condition of anonymity said answer books could not be printed as the former vice chancellor was restricted from taking a decision on financial matters. Earlier the in-charge VC, who took over subsequently, also had limited powers. But after the varsity have a permanent VC, the problem now could be solved, the officials hoped. According to them nearly 3.5 lakh answer books are required for almost 70,000 students who would take the degree part II examinations.
“It’s very unfortunate for us for not having the opportunity to enjoy an academic calendar but just imagine the situation when we have to return back from the examination halls for not having the question papers,” said a student of post graduation of Hindi department of TMBU commented.