After noticing that city junior colleges had made errors in awarding marks in Environmental Sciences (EVS) and Physical Training (PT) in the HSC board exams of 2013-14, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) officials, visited the city colleges to investigate the issue.
The officials made a strict check on the allotment of marks, but did not inspect any infrastructural or administrative problems that the colleges are facing. Marks in EVS are counted in the total, and PT marks are converted into grades.
A teacher in a reputed South Mumbai college said: “We were surprised to see board officials visit our college. Though we hadn’t committed any mistake in awarding marks, they sought details on how marks were awarded in the two subjects.”
BB Chauhan, south zone education inspector, said: “The board gave names of some colleges to the deputy director, who instructed education inspectors to check how marks were awarded in graded subjects.” Laxmikant Pandey, chairman, Mumbai Divisional Board, said: “Yes, we asked education inspectors to check how marks were awarded in graded subjects in the last board exam as many colleges had made mistakes.”