The University of Jammu 6th semester results have become the cause of shock of many university students. Many students, even those who had excellent academic records, have been declared failed in Skill Elective Course (SEC), while in other subjects they have got expected marks.
Students said that the University announced and uploaded the result notification of B.A./B.Sc./B.Com/B.B.A/B.C.A/B.Com (H)/B.A. English (H) 6th-semester CBCS examinations 2020 on the evening of 16th of December. When some of them checked their results online, they were shocked to find their name in reappear category in one of the elective course, while in other subjects their marks were according to their expectations and performance.
According to the guidelines issued by the examination wing of the University of Jammu, the Skill Elective Course (SEC) paper of 80 marks should be conducted internally by the college administration along with the assignment tests of 20 marks.
Sources say that because of COVID-19 lockdown and non-completion of the syllabus, the authorities allowed the open choice to the students and instructed the college authorities to conduct SEC for only 32 marks instead of 80 marks. The marks obtained by the students in SEC out of 32 would have to be proportionately increased to out of the total 80 marks, while the assignment test was conducted for 20 marks as before. It was alleged that the authorities didn’t enhance their marks and they only obtained original marks out of 32.
Students allege that because of the failure of examination wing of JU authorities to proportionately enhance the marks, students failed in the SEC. A professor said that many students, who have secured over 85 per cent marks in other subjects have been marked as reappear in the SEC. Many teachers said that as soon as the result was announced, their phones started receiving calls from students. When teachers of various subjects discussed the matter then they reached to a conclusion that so many students cannot fail. It is due to failure of JU authorities that so many students are shown as failed. Teachers say that the JU authorities should fix their mistake and take responsibility for this blunder.
Prof Rajnikant, Controller of examination of the University of Jammu, said that the department has already taken the matter into their hands and it probably looks like a human error. He said that the examination wing will soon issue another notification rectifying the mistake.