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Karnataka: Students slam PU board’s new rules, seek explanation

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHRINIVASA M
Published Feb 10, 2016, 4:00 am IST
Updated Feb 10, 2016, 4:00 am IST
As per the new rule, a candidate should have to provide an undertaking that the revaluation result will not be challenged in a court of law.
State Pre University (PU) board, which last year faced the ire of students over the alleged erratic valuation of II PUC final examination answer scripts, has now modified the revaluation rules, but two points in the new circular have raised eyebrows. (Representational image)
 State Pre University (PU) board, which last year faced the ire of students over the alleged erratic valuation of II PUC final examination answer scripts, has now modified the revaluation rules, but two points in the new circular have raised eyebrows. (Representational image)

Bengaluru: State Pre University (PU) board, which last year faced the ire of students over the alleged erratic valuation of II PUC final examination answer scripts, has now modified the revaluation rules, but two points in the new circular have raised eyebrows.

According to the new rules, a candidate should have to provide an undertaking that the revaluation result will not be challenged in a court of law or make any claim on account of revision of marks in any forum. Another point states that the candidate shall have to certify that the scanned soft or hard copy of the evaluated answer script shall not be given to any institution or college for display, for commercial purpose or to print media by him or her or on his or her behalf.

 

Now students want the PU board to explain why these points have been added. On Tuesday hundreds of students held a protest demanding the PU board to withdraw these points.

They wonder why PU board wants an undertaking from the students that they will not knock the doors of the court over the marks awarded to them. Speaking to this newspaper, Pragathi Bhat, an academician, observed that every Indian citizen has the right to approach the court on any issue. “It is the freedom conferred by the Indian Constitution. PU Board should withdraw this circular,” she said.

 

Even the students also feel the same. “Many a times, even during revaluation valuators do not award marks properly. We are left with no option other than moving the court. PU board should withdraw this strange condition,” urged Suguna, a II PUC student.

PU board officials have a different take on this issue. According to them, many colleges, tuition centres are misusing the answer scripts of the top scorers for their financial gains.

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