Published: 27th March 2018
Kerala University students asked to sit for a retest after authorities 'lose result sheets'
The universities later declared the results of the students based on the old paper but never explained how the blunder happened
Kerala University on Monday gave tense moments to ten BCom students by asking them to sit for a retest on Wednesday.
The university officials reportedly told the students, all BCom (Commerce and Tax) students of Christ College, Vizhinjam, that their answer sheets were irrecoverably lost and hence the retest.
Hours later the university sprang a surprise by publishing their results. However, the officials did not reveal how they retrieved the "lost" papers.
One of the victims, Abhiram, a fourth-semester student, said that he and his friends were shocked to hear the officials' demand on Monday morning. They had been visiting the university office for the past several weeks to know why the results of their first semester Hindi (second language) results were withheld.
"On Wednesday morning, we were told that the papers were lost and we have to sit for a retest day after. However, we are happy that the university has corrected its stand and published our results" he said.
Results of other students were published on March 3, 2018.
Controller of Examinations K Madhukumar said the university was in possession of the papers. "They were not lost and were evaluated as well. The results were withheld after the tabulation list went missing. We could publish the results on Monday evening," he said.
He said the university did not ask the students to sit for a retest. "It was a communication problem. We did not ask them so," he said.