Mumbai university will give proportionate marks to JBIMS candidates to atone for exam goof-up

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 11:27am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

To rectify a goof-up in a management course paper, which had affected over 400 candidates taking the exam at the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Churchgate, the Mumbai university has decided to give “proportionate marks” to all the candidates. The decision was taken during a meeting of the board of examination (BoE) officials on Monday.

The Introduction to Computers paper for the second year Masters of Financial Management (executive course) students was conducted on November 28, in which a supervisor at the institute had mistakenly distributed repeaters question paper, which carried maximum marks of 100, instead of the 60-mark paper for the fresh batch.

“The candidates’ marks will be proportionately reduced... For example, if a candidate has got 50/100, s/he will be given 30/60,” said Padma Deshmukh, controller of examination.

“Over 120 MCom students who were also given repeaters paper by mistake will be given proportionate marks.”

For 800 BSc IT candidates of six exam centres, who were given only two hours instead of two and a half in their first paper on October 29, the board has asked the dean, faculty of science, to devise a formula to give them justice. The formula may be declared by Tuesday, assured Deshmukh.

However, the university is yet to take a call on the error in a 14-mark question in the Chemical Kinetics paper for semester-VII of chemical engineering students. There were complaints from a couple of centres regarding delayed information about the correction.

“We sent the correction in time to all centres. We will seek the dean of faculty of technology’s opinion on this matter before taking a decision,” she said.

Over 1,000 candidates are expecting full marks for the question as the controller had earlier announced the same, but she had added that the final call would be taken by the BoE.

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