Telangana: No end to BIE bungling in sight

In the latest episode, 2,890 students declared failed despite scoring between 750-900 marks, while some scored above 900

By Author  |  Published: 22nd Apr 2019  12:12 amUpdated: 22nd Apr 2019  12:04 am
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Hyderabad: Since the time the Intermediate Public Examination results were declared on April 18, each passing day has witnessed more and more blunders committed by the Board of Intermediate coming to the fore.

The latest in a series of goof ups that came to light happens to be about 2,890 students declared failed despite they scoring between 750 and 900 marks and some even scoring above 900.

According to sources, 2,006 students who scored between 750 and 800 marks, 750 candidates who secured between 800 and 850 marks, and 11 students who got above 900 marks were declared failed as they were marked absent or got low scores in a subject.

Also several students despite attending all the examinations were marked absent in either some subjects or for all subjects. This was rampant in the senior Intermediate where 100 students alone in English were marked absent in the marks section. However, the result against the subject was mentioned as passed.

The sources said, a total of 318 such cases in senior Intermediate including 93 in Sanskrit came to the fore. In Intermediate first year too, a total 214 students faced the same problem, particularly in Sanskrit. It was also reported that some second year students who had cleared the first year papers were marked ‘failed’. Sources said practical marks of at least 500 Geography students too were missing from the overall result. Hundreds of students along with their parents and members of student organisations staged a protest at the BIE on April 20. The students plan to continue protests on Monday too.

So far, the Board authorities have maintained that examinations were conducted in a transparent and error-free manner. They said Globarena was given responsibility of issuing hall tickets and result processing after it was approved by the State government and technical eligibility.

Speaking to Telangana Today, P Madhusudhan Reddy, president, Government Junior Lecturers Association, Telangana, wanted the State government to initiate judicial enquiry into the entire issue. Instead of throwing the blame on employees and field staff, the Board and Globarena should own up responsibility for the fiasco, he said.

The Board advised students facing such issues to apply for re-verification by paying Rs 600 and they could also obtain a copy of the answer sheet after paying the due amount. It also offered a re-counting option for students on payment of Rs 100. Reddy said the BIE should conduct re-verification and re-counting free of cost. Students and parents could contact the BIE help desk on 040-24600110 or visit http://bie.telangana.gov.in/.

 

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