Published: 24th May 2017
Unhappy Telangana students demand a reconduct of TS ECET, stage protest
The students who appeared for the TS ECET are unhappy with the results and protest at the JNTU for a reexamination. They talk about the unfairness that the exam projected this year
Unhappy with their results, a group of students who appeared for the Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS ECET), staged a protest at JNTU Hyderabad, demanding reexamination, here on Monday
The students alleged that it was owing to a technical glitch at the centers that their results were not as per their expectations.
"I answered all 200 questions but the result shows that I have attempted only 15. This is absolutely ridiculous. I may not have got all answers right but I know for sure that I have attempted all questions," rued an agitated Durga, a student from Borabanda.
We will verify their claims and if proved correct, we will look into what best we can do for the students in the given circumstances when the results have already been declared
Dr N Yadaiah, Registrar of JNTU
Durga's is not an isolated case. Renuka too was shocked to see her marks -- 115 question answered and 80 not attempted. "I know for a fact that the evaluation is incorrect. I had attempted all the questions. The problem has been caused due to a technical glitch.
Initially, the server was down, due to which we started writing the exams at 4 pm instead of 2 pm and got done by 10 pm," she said and reiterated that a reexamination must be conducted.
The students alleged that not only did they have to stay at the examination center from 12 noon till 10 pm, at some centers they had to write the exam twice! Shravani, a student told Edexlive that after the initial delay, when she finally finished the exam, the answers were not getting uploaded. “We were asked to rewrite. Even after that a lot of the people faced the same trouble. The college authorities, then told us that the answers wold be automatically uploaded. Clearly, that hasn’t happened,” she said.
Needing reexamination: Unhappy students protesting for reconducting the TS ECET
Meanwhile, Dr N Yadaiah, registrar of JNTU, who is responsible for the conduct of the exam, said that the students have been asked to submit a representation detailing their grievances. "We will verify their claims and if proved correct, we will look into what best we can do for the students in the given circumstances when the results have already been declared,” he said.