Thiruvananthapuram: The School of Distance Education at Kerala University is facing allegations of careless evaluation of exam papers and a lack of proper grievance redressal. Several students pursuing B Com (Corporation) have raised concerns after receiving scores ranging from 0 to 3 on the “Fundamentals of Income Tax” exam during the fifth semester. Interestingly, these same students achieved high marks in the sixth semester. The results for both semesters were published on June 30.
Upon suspecting irregularities and filing complaints, the authorities directed the students to apply for re-evaluation, which incurred a substantial fee. Dissatisfied with this response, the affected students escalated the issue to higher authorities for intervention.
In another controversy, approximately 100 students who appeared for the BA Malayalam exam were declared as failed. It is alleged that the results were published without even evaluating their answer sheets. The majority of these students took their exams at the Karyavattom campus, Thiruvananthapuram Arts College, and Karamana Women’s College. The exam department has failed to provide satisfactory explanations to address the concerns raised by the distressed student community.
Exam Controller Summonsed
Meanwhile, the university authorities have identified significant discrepancies in the mark evaluation process and have accused the examination centers of not adhering to the guidelines. In light of these findings, the vice-chancellor has called for a direct meeting with the exam controller on Wednesday to address the situation.