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Monday, June 04, 2012
Many pre-university students yet to get photocopies of answer scripts

BANGALORE: Second PU students who applied for photocopies of their answer scripts are a worried lot.

Many of them are yet to get the photocopies, even though the last date to apply for re-evaluation is fast approaching.
Students can take a decision on whether to apply for re-evaluation or not only after getting the photocopies.

The II PU results were announced on May 23. The last date to apply for photocopies of answer scripts was May 29.

The marks that Kavyashree M., a native of Hassan who studied in Moodbidri, secured in chemistry and mathematics were lower than what she expected. As she was sure of improving her performance after re-evaluation, her father B.G. Murthy applied for photocopies of the answer scripts and paid Rs. 420 per paper on May 25. “We have not received the photocopies yet. June 4 is the last day to apply for re-evaluation. This shows the PU Department's carelessness,” he alleged.

Even if the photocopies were received on Monday, he said, it would be difficult to apply for re-evaluation on the same day.

“If we get the papers on Monday, we have to show it to experts and that will take at least a day,” he said. He called up the helpline and tried to contact senior officials in the department, but the answers were far from satisfactory.

Similar is the case of Kruthika S., a student of Government Pre-University College in Holenarsipur.

Her father Sampathe Gowda told The Hindu that Kruthika got only 40 marks in chemistry, while in other subjects, the marks were above 60. Though she applied for a photocopy of the chemistry paper on May 25, she is yet to get it.

The PU Department, in its circular dated May 22, had said that the students need not wait for the photocopies to apply for re-evaluation. However, many students are not very keen on this proposal as the fee for re-evaluation is Rs. 1,050 per subject.

The fee will be reimbursed to the applicants only if there is a difference of six or more marks in the total.

Allegation
“The PU Department has been increasing the fee for re-evaluation and photocopies regularly. It is nothing but exploitation. Students will not apply for re-evaluation without seeing the photocopies,” Mr. Murthy said.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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