Bangalore College’s choice to subject tearable marks playing cards for sure undergraduate programs has not gone down nicely with college students who’re frightened that the authenticity of the paperwork could come beneath query throughout their job hunt.
The college says it’s going to subject tearable marks playing cards for third- and fourth-semester exams taken by college students of the 2018-19 batch. The exams had been held in late 2019 and mid-2020. The scholars are presently within the sixth semester whose exams are scheduled for October.
Sources within the know stated the choice on issuing tearable marks playing cards was taken resulting from a delay in approving the tender for the non-tearable variant. The college authorities had been reportedly sad with the citation given by the bottom bidder for supplying non-tearable marks playing cards. However as a substitute of calling recent bids, they determined to subject tearable marks.
A supply in the college’s examinations part stated that round 2.50 lakh tearable marks playing cards had already been procured. “The discharge of marks playing cards was already delayed and we might be answerable to college students if it is delayed additional. So we’ve got procured tearable marks playing cards for third- and fourth-semester exams (taken by the 2018-19 batch),” the supply stated.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Okay R Venugopal stated the choice was “a stopgap association” due to the excessive quotations given by the bidders.
In response to him, three corporations, together with the government-run Mysore Gross sales Worldwide Restricted (MSIL), which equipped the non-tearable marks playing cards previously, took half within the tender.
MSIL supplied to provide 10 lakh marks playing cards for Rs 43 apiece, as in opposition to Rs 41 it had quoted for offering one lakh marks playing cards. One other firm quoted Rs 28. The third bidder was rejected on technical grounds. MSIL had beforehand quoted.
Venugopal stated that since the hole between two bidders was massive, it was determined to name the tender afresh so that everybody can take part. “As this course of would take time, we determined to subject provisional marks playing cards that price not greater than Rs 2-3 apiece,” he instructed DH. “I even supplied to pay for these short-term marks playing cards from my very own pocket.”
College Grants Fee (UGC) pointers stipulate uniformity in the kind of marks playing cards. So BU authorities determined to subject solely non-tearable marks playing cards, and picked up Rs 160 from every scholar to supply the identical. A tearable marks card prices no more than Rs 2.
College students of the stated batch worry that the tearable marks would grow to be an issue after they apply for jobs as a result of they had been issued non-tearable marks for first and second semesters. If the college modifications the specification of marks playing cards for different semesters, the authenticity of the marks playing cards will probably be questioned, they level out.
“Who will consider us if we’ve got two varieties of marks playing cards for a similar course from the identical college?” a scholar requested.
Members of the syndicate, the college’s highest decision-making physique, additionally raised considerations over the matter. One in all them, Uday Kumar, stated: “The tender for non-tearable marks playing cards was referred to as way back and the examination part forwarded the file with particulars of the bottom bidder, however the vice-chancellor is just not processing it, which is inflicting all this confusion.”
One other member, Dr Sudhakar, stated: “The earlier syndicate assembly had determined to subject solely non-tearable marks playing cards as per the UGC pointers, however the vice-chancellor is enjoying with the way forward for college students by issuing tearable marks playing cards.”