Over 2,500 former students of Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU) in Meerut have received the notice
By Praveen Chauhan, APN
An automotive manufacturing company recalling its cars to rectify a defect is not unheard of but here is a first: a university recalling mark sheets to rectify a “technical mistake”.
More than 2,500 former students of Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU) in Meerut have received a notice from the institution informing them that their examination results and mark sheets have been invalidated with immediate effect. These students graduated in 2015. The notice, issued by the university examination controller and deputy registrar, informs these students of the “technical mistake” committed by the agency to which the work of processing and printing of exam results and mark sheets was outsourced. The agency failed to incorporate marks secured by the students in the previous years, in addition to the final-year marks. Sources say that these agencies are selected after issue of a national tender.
The students have been told to surrender their documents to the university authorities within three working days either by Speed Post or in person.
They now need to pass the exams in the subjects they could not get through earlier. To get their graduation confirmed, they need to appear in 2017 in these subjects.
So they are queuing at the examination centre of the institution. Many have been forced to absent themselves from the institutions where they are now enrolled or from their workplaces. They worriedly described their plight to APN, unsure how all this will affect them in future.
Vice-Chancellor Narender Kumar told APN that the examination committee had decided at its meeting on December 20, 2016, to recall the mark sheets. The authorities have tried to help the affected students as best possible, he said.