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UoP exam department: An incorrigible section of errors

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 - 7:25am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
With mismanagement to goof-ups in marksheets, varsity needs to take ardent measures to revamp its image

Pune: For the past couple of years, the examination department of University of Pune has become the centre stage of goof-ups, mismanagement and irregularities.
There is no scope for students to file in their grievances as they are not allowed to meet the controller of examination Dr Sampada Joshi.
It's not only students who are criticising the functioning of the department but some faculty deans too feel that action should be taken in this regard.
According to some of the deans and senate members, incidents like 'cash for marks' in which several officials were suspended and are currently facing police probe has already tarnished the image of the varsity. However, it seems that the university is not ready learn its lessons.
"After the 'cash for marks' incident, there should have been an attempt to revamp the examination department. No attempt has been made to correct it and that has led to issues like goof-ups in examinations, mismanagement, glitches in online system, delay in result declaration, issuance of handwritten question papers, etc.," said Santosh Dhore, a senate member.
He added that it does not mean that all the people working in the exam department are inefficient. "There are some honest people too, but the current image is hampering their moral too," said Dhore.
"Take the example of glitches in the online examination system. No attempts are being initiated to rectify these errors," he said, adding that students have to face the problem every time the department messes anything up.
Dean of commerce faculty, Sudhakar Jadhavar said that the important issue apart from the goof ups is the delay in result declaration.
"Not a single result of any department is declared on time. When they are out, there are several discrepancies in the results," he said.
According to him, people complain about poor coordination in the department and that students are not allowed inside the section if they have issues.
He added, "Owing to the irregularities in the exam section,the vice chancellor of the varsity, Dr Wasudev Gade had ordered an inquiry and appointed a committee to look in to the issues. The report was expected in 15 days, but it is yet not submitted.
Dr Gade said they the committee which has been appointed is doing its work as it has been asked to probe entire section, it will take some time.

 




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