After two days of student protest alleging ‘goof-ups’ in intermediate examination results, the Telangana High Court has ordered the TSBIE (Telangana State Board) to conduct reevaluation of answer sheets of three lakh failed students, whose first and second year Intermediate examinations’ results was released recently.
The high court’s decision came in wake of a petition filed by an NGO. While hearing the petition, court has allotted time to the TSBIE board till 29th April, 2019, to reveal how much time it would take for completing the reevaluation process.
Notably, the NGO has also called for a thorough probe and sought compensation for the families of the students who committed suicide.
As per the allegations put forth by opposition parties and student groups, the board’s negligence has resulted in the suicide of 16 students. On the other hand, Telangana Government Junior College Lecturers Association President Madhusudhan Reddy stated that eight students allegedly ended their lives while several others attempted suicide after they couldn’t clear the exams.
Further, Reddy revealed how eleven students who scored over 900 (out of total 1,000), 125 with scores between 850 and 900 and about 2,000 who scored over 750 were declared failed in one subject which varied among students.
For the records, a total of 9 lakh students had appeared for the intermediate exams, which were held in February-March. And the results were announced on last Thursday.
However, the fallout created a huge chaos when many bright students who performed well in the first year were failed in the second year. The students were highly taken aback by the result as they were given zero, one, or two marks.
TSBIE Secretary Dr A Ashok asserted that there were some lapses in stating the results. He, however, gave assurance to students that the discrepancies would be rectified.
On Monday, the State Government ordered an inquiry into the alleged lapses in the system deployed by Globarena Technologies, the company whose services were hired by TBIE to conduct the exams.
The three-member committee, headed by G. T. Venkateswar Rao, Managing Director, Telangana State Technological Service, have Professor A. Vassan of BITS Hyderabad and Professor Nishanth Dongari of IIT Hyderabad on the member panel. They will find out whether there were any errors in publication of results on account of any systemic errors of the agency and have been asked to submit report in three days.