October 23rd, 2017
A law student from Government Law College, who was marked absent in all four subjects in his sixth and final semester has emerged as one of the toppers of the university, said a report by The Times of India. After his papers were traced and evaluated, it came to the limelight that, Parshva Bhankharia’s final semester score was 71.75% .
Bhankharia is a topper from GLC and he had scored around 65% in his previous semesters. He was marked absent in all his final semester papers. After making several rounds of the university’s examination house, he received his certificates a day just before Diwali. The results of the final semester of the three-year B.A. LLB Program were out in August, yet Bhankharia and many like him are getting their mark sheets in phases.
Running From Pillar To Post
A topper, he had to battle with the Mumbai University to find out his answer sheets. His aggregate score in the final year of LLB-including semester V and VI was 70.12%. Bhankharia was expecting a higher percentage in the final semester but is overjoyed nonetheless upon crossing the 70% mark. According to a report by The Times of India, he said, “From being marked absent to being the topper is good news for me.”
The mark sheets were being distributed in phases. He had to pursue the matter with several university officials to get his mark sheets at the earliest, in order to avoid the loss of one year. He was extremely happy to get the mark sheet this year. The LLM admissions was postponed, after the other students sought a stay. Thus, Bhankharia can easily apply for the law masters programme.
Similar Plight Faced By Others
This story adds to the plight faced by the Mumbai University students throughout this year for their results. The problem started surfacing after the Mumbai University authorities decided to upload the papers online and get them evaluated electronically. The decision faced a major setback and the outcome was that university results were delayed by more than three months.
Even after the declaration of the results, many students reported about gross miscalculations. Shockingly, more than 80% students of the sociology department had failed. 72 of the students were also awarded zero from the same department.
Many students had to fight the long and tiresome battle of getting their papers verified. Bhankharia was shocked to see that he had been marked absent in the four papers. He immediately reached out to the management. He had to run from pillar to post to get his answer sheets located and rechecked.
His answer scripts were not only located, verified and rechecked, but also it was found out that he had scored over seventy in his papers. This made him a topper of the university. But not are as lucky as Bhankharia. The University has received a record revaluation requests of over 50,000.
After answer sheets went missing, the university traced 3700 of them and have given them an average score in the remaining subjects. Yet, the misery continues for students who have applied for revaluation and have been marked absent in one or two subjects. The completion of revaluation process will take another two to three weeks and thus, students won’t be able to appear for the repeater’s examination, which is scheduled for post-Diwali.
The Logical Indian Take
Recently, a class 10 student was flunked by the boards twice in two subjects. She had to move the Patna High Court. Upon challenging the results in the High Court, papers were pulled out. Her hand-writting was cross-checked only to reveal that the answer scripts were jumbled up.
The Logical Indian community, urges the concerned authority to look into this matter and ensure that such flubs don not happen. These flounders jeopardise the future of many students. Often final semester results or board exams are certificates which are deciding factors when it comes to the future of a student. Slight mismanagement can prove to be fatal for their career.