Mysuru: In a first in the history of University of Mysore, the university, during its Academic Council meeting under the chairmanship of in-charge Vice Chancellor Professor C Basavaraju took a decision to give permission for candidates to apply for revaluation. This was done keeping in view the interest of students who had written Ph D entrance exam conducted by UoM, a public state university in Karnataka recently.
Out of the 2114 students who appeared for the PhD entrance exam, only 346 students i.e a meager 16.14 per cent managed to pass. Applications had been invited from eligible candidates for PhD Entrance Exam 2017-18 on October 29. There were 948 PhD seats in 51 various subjects. Those candidates who are disappointed with the marks they obyained in the Ph D entrance exam, now have an opportunity to apply for revaluation and try their luck.
The condition of eligibility was that candidates should have secured at least 55% of aggregate marks (50% for SC/ST/Cat-1/A candidate who completed Master’s Degree prior to 19th Sep 1991) or equivalent grade under grading system, in their Master’s Degree or equivalent examination from the recognized Universities/Institutions. The Ph D Entrance Test had two parts, Part A contained 50 objective type questions of one Mark each, and Part B contained essay type/short answer question for 50 marks. Surprisingly, most of the students have failed in Part B which happens to be their subject.
When the issue was brought during the council meeting by C Basavaraju all the council members welcomed the initiative and gave their approval for conducting revaluation. “We have taken this decision keeping interest of students in mind. There was no provision for revaluation, hence the decision was taken during academic council meeting,” added Basavaraju. It has come to light that many candidates who had written the entrance exam failed eligibility due to difference of one or two marks.
Speaking to Newskarnataka Nandini, one of the candidate who couldn’t get eligibility due to shortfall of one mark said “First of all I just want to thank University of Mysore for taking decision to provide revaluation. Really all the exams should have option for revaluation. I had scored 54 marks, I lost the eligibility by one mark, I had approached University authorities to know whether there is provision for revaluation. They told me there is no such provision. But now keeping the interest of students and candidates they have taken this decision, hope this system will help many students like me. Now with this option I am very confident that I may become eligibile by getting couple of marks through revaluation”.
Members request relaxation for OBC:
For the PhD entrance exam, few members requested Basavaraju to provide 5 marks relaxation for OBC candidates. Basavaraju replying to their request said that such decision can't be taken by the university instead it should be taken by the government. He assured the members that their request will be sent to the government for their perusal. As of now OBC comes under general category, and to become eligible they should score minimum of 55 marks while for SC/ST and CAT 1 they should score minimum of 50 marks.
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