|41 of BA final fail in English, pass in literature|
|S Tahir-ul Haq|
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Mar 17: At least 41 students have been shown failed in Centre no 61 of Women's Degree College Baramulla.
According to sources "In centre no 61 of Government Women's Degree College Baramulla, 41 girls of B A Final year have been shown failed in English subject while as they all have secured good marks in English literature".
"There are reports that maximum number of girls across the valley have been shown failed in English subject, while as they passed English literature with flying colours which have created confusion among them, sources told Early Times.
Lakshmi (name changed) B A final year student from women's degree college Baramulla said that, "during 1st year she secured 97/150 in English subject while as in 2nd year I got 65/150 and in final year I was shown 97/150 in English literature and 27/150 in General English.
She said that, it is not only one girl who have been shown failed in General English but there are 41 girls in a row who were shown failed in this subject.
"In first year I got 87/150 in English subject and 62/150 in the English literature while as in 2nd year, got 89/150 in English and 94/150 in English literature and in final year got only 37/150 in English subject and secured 84/150 in English literature” said another girl.
Final year student said that, "from Roll no 3146-3159 have been shown fail in Gen English subject where as they have passed in English Literature which seems fishy in their marking.
However a parent Shamim Ahmad said that, "The irony is that, one can easily understand the fact that, to pass English literature subject is a herculean task and if the students get failed in English subject it has created a sort of confusion among the students.
Meanwhile Controller Examination, University of Kashmir Prof Abdul Salam Bhat, told Early Times, "We virtually wasted three days on this issue, we called each one who had checked these papers, than we had independent examiners who were not involved in the evaluation of those papers, there is nothing unusual, adding that yesterday we take up this issue with the Vice Chancellor".
When asked that 41 students in a row were failed in English subject, he said, "there is nothing wrong in it, basically there are three types of questions in English Paper, one mathematical nature like grammar, definitions, fill in the blanks, if students attempt all one marks question, they will get all marks.
He said, in the second part there are descriptive type questions (long and short answer type questions) like letter writing, essays. Maximum students have attempted objective type where as they have not done any descriptive questions.
"We have to respect re-evaluation let the independent experts work on it and, at least the result of re-evaluation will come after one to two months", controller added.
It is pertinent to mention here that results of B A, B.Sc, B.Com 3rd year annual were declared on March 2.