RUSA Result Blunder: HPU VC experimenting on students like rats in labs
SHIMLA- About 3,000 Students of HP University and affiliated colleges were already in unrest because their results were late by 9-10 months, and now, when the results are finally announced, Himachal’s student community is shocked and surprised. During his five year tenure, Vice Chancellor ADN Bajpai, has taken varsity standards to record low level. The varsity has become a joke and students have become mice in the lab that the VC uses for his experimentation while Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and the Honorable High Court maintains their silence.
The result for first semester of third batch of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) have declared about 98 percent students fail, and have been given ‘F’ grade. Even meritorious students, who had obtained over 80 percent marks in plus two (+2) examination or were in merit list, are too declared fail in multiple subjects. On the top of it, varsity has given only five days to apply for re-checking. Most likely, students will be charged additional fee for re-checking.
Protests have erupted among students in almost every college in Himachal Pradesh who are pursuing various undergraduate courses under HP varsity.
Students alleged that varsity is taking 9-12 months to declare the results, and when it did, the results declared record percentage of students (98%) fail, which is impossible.
The joke didn’t conclude here; the high-power committee formed by the VC to inquire into the matter included same members who are responsible for this blunder, alleged angry students. The committee includes the Dean, College Development Council, Prof SS Chauhan will be the chairperson of the committee with Dr JS Negi, Controller of Examination (COE), Dr Raja Ram, Principal Govt College, Kotshera (Shimla), Dr Ram Lal Sharma, general secretary, HP Government College Teachers Association CTA and Dr Mukesh Kumar, System Analyst of the Computer Centre of the university.
Colleges like Sanjauli and RKMV in Shimla have reported almost 100 percent failure rate which has enraged students over rampant corruption and irregularities in functioning of varsity. In a college in Sarkaghat in Mandi district, where only 4% of the total 600 where declared pass, students blocked Sarkaghat-Gumarwin highway for four hours. Local police were forced to take action and dispersed the agitators.
Enraged students of Sanjauli and RKMV Colleges in Shimla reached HP Varsity and staged protest and demanded re-evaluation of papers without any additional fee.
Hundreds of students of MCM DAV College also boycotted their classes on the second consecutive day and held protest against the varsity. The students boycotted classes and held a protest demonstration outside the college gate. They took out a protest march through the main market of the town and submitted a memorandum to Kangra SDM Debasweta Banik for onward transmission to the university authorities.
Similarly, students at the local Arya Government College also boycotted their classes as protest against such blunder.
The Vice Chancellor’s experiments with HP University by adoption of RUSA without necessary preparation and infrastructure have been backfiring since its implementation. Results are always late by many months and students even faced problems while applying in reputed universities outside Himachal as no other state have opted for RUSA. RUSA had attracted criticism from every section of student community and every student organization staged several protests for last three years urging the government to consider apathy of the HP varsity VC Bajpai.
Public and government had encouraged the Vice Chancellor when he had forced massive, unjustified hikes in various fees. People believed that hike in fee will boost the varsity’s education standards as well as help achieving basic facilities. However, the varsity seems to be heading towards a miserable future despite extraction of hiked fees. Students, who protested against fee hikes and irregularities in RUSA, were suppressed with brute police force. Students were detained, abused and beaten in custody with complete impunity.
Fed up with apathy of varsity administration, students have now warned administration of massive and aggressive protest including gherao of officials and ministers, chakka-jam etc. if varsity did not take immediate measures to correct the results before September 5, and stop playing with future of students.