Students face tough time, university blames it on college
The second round of the summer examination conducted by Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) began on a problematic note. Examination for four courses at one of the centres started late by one-and-half hours. As a result the students had to face a lot of difficulties. The examination department of the university has blamed the centre officials’ negligence for the mess.
According to sources, on the first day of second round of summer examination, papers of BA Mass Communication, BA II year, M.Com, MA Travel and Tourism and BCA’s paper were scheduled at 2.30 pm on Tuesday. Accordingly, students reached at their respective centres and so as at PWS College on Kamptee Road well in advance. They were given entry to the examination hall 20 minutes before the exam time and distributed the answer sheets in time.
However, except M.Com examination, students of other courses had to wait for the question papers. When some of the students enquired about the delay, they were told that the question papers would be given to them shortly. The BA students were given question papers at 3 pm while others were still waiting.
On getting information, the centre officials contacted the examination department of university. Sources said that centre officials reportedly claimed that they had not received the question papers from the university and hence the same could not be distributed to the students.
Refuting this allegation, the examination department officials claimed that all the papers were sent to PWS College. On the contrary the centre officials were not aware as to which subject papers were to be held on Tuesday. According to examination department officials, the centre officer had downloaded paper of only M.Com. Then at around 3 pm the paper of BA was downloaded following which the university online delivery link was switched off. The entire goof up took place due to the negligence of centre officials, the examination officials claimed, adding the question papers were resent at around 3.15 pm. The students could begin writing their examination at around 4 pm only after the question papers were downloaded and distributed to them.
When contacted, PWS College Principal Dr Yashwant Patil attributed the reason to technical fault. He said the students were given additional time to solve their papers and the university was informed accordingly.