Osmania University to re-conduct exam after fire mishap

The committee found that 9 per cent answer scripts of the 87,000 B.Sc scripts (Regular and Backlog) kept in coding room for coding purpose were damaged.

By Author   |   Published: 12th Jun 2018   9:26 pm Updated: 13th Jun 2018   12:34 pm
Osmania University
File photo of Osmania University fire mishap

Hyderabad: The committee constituted by the Osmania University to probe the recent fire mishap at the spot valuation centre has recommended re-conduct of the BSc examination in certain select subjects in the last week of June.

The committee found that 9 per cent answer scripts of the 87,000 B.Sc scripts (Regular and Backlog) kept in coding room for coding purpose were damaged and remaining scripts were partially damaged.

The university in a press release on Tuesday said the committee, on a closer scrutiny, inferred that the damage was partially due to the fire and more due to the water used to douse the fire. It also suggested an overhaul of infrastructure, security and safety measures at the centre to avoid such accidents in future.

On June 5, fire erupted in the coding room where the BSc scripts of the affiliated and constituent colleges belonging to the second (regular and backlog), fourth semester (regular), first and third semesters only backlogs were housed. Specifically, the room had Zoology and Mathematics papers of first and third semester (backlog), Zoology, Botany, Physics and Mathematics of second and fourth semester (backlog and regular), and Zoology, Botany, Physics and Mathematics (Regular) exams of the fourth semester.

All students, except those booked for malpractices, have to reappear for the semester exams as per the revised time table to be circulated shortly to the colleges and to be displayed on the university website, the university said, adding that students need not pay any exam fee and can take the exams in the same centres with the same hall tickets issued earlier.