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HPU RUSA Results: 70% Students Failed, 900 Scored 0 Marks, 2600 Scored Less Than 10



HPU RUSA Results 2019

Shimla-The Himachal Pradesh University is again in controversy over poor examinations results under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) system. The students alleged that approximately 70 percent of the students who appeared in the fifth-semester examination in various colleges of the state had been flunked. There are over 2600 students who have obtained less than 10 marks, and 900 students were given zero marks.

The students under the banner of Student Federation of India today gheraoed the Vice-Chancellor over this issue alleging that these results point towards inefficiency of the university administration. They demanded the provision of re-evaluation under RUSA and re-checking of answer sheets of failed students.

The students also alleged that the university is charging heavy fees in the name of re-checking unlawfully. Under the RUSA system, there is a provision of re-checking but not a re-evaluation, the students alleged. They further complained that not making provision for a re-evaluation shows the failure of the university. Moreover, in re-checking, only counting of marks is undertaken.

The students said the Controller of Examination had said that some students, who were earlier declared fail, were passed after re-checking because checking of their answer sheets was not complete. The students said incomplete checking of answer sheets is a fault of the university, not of the students. Despite that, students are made to pay Rs 400 for re-checking.

The students have demanded that the procedure of re-checking should be free of cost. They also alleged that this is not the first time that RUSA results have caused trouble. There have been occasions where 98 percent of students were declared fail.

Such conduct and working of the authority are bringing a bad name to the university and causing degradation in the quality of education, students said.

The students have demanded that the university should make provision for re-evaluation and the criteria of passing mark should be lowered from 45 percent to 35 percent.  

The RUSA system has been in controversy since its adoption in 2013. It was supposed to improve the quality of education through strategic funding to the university from the Centre Government. However, the majority of students had been protesting over either delayed results or poor scoring since 2013.  

ABVP and SFI have been holding protests and strikes, demanding elimination of the system or to lowering of the pass percentage to 35%. Then in opposition, the Bhartiya Janata Party had also criticized the hasty implementation of RUSA and had promised to solve it after coming to power. However, this struggle of the students still continues in 2019.

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Proposed HPBOSE Date-Sheets for 8th, 10th, 12th Exams 2021 Issued, Objections Invited till Feb 10



HPBOSE Exam Datesheet 2021

Shimla-Date-sheets for Class 10, 12, and 8 yearly examinations for the 2020-21 session have been released by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education yesterday. These schedules would apply to both regular and State Open School (SOS) students. 

These are proposed date-sheets, which have been uploaded on the official HPBOSE website and objections have been invited from teachers, students, and parents. Objections can be mailed on till 10 February 2021.

According to the proposed HPBOSE date-sheets, examinations for 10th class would be held from May 5 to May 20, 2021. For 12th class, exams would be held from May 4 to May 29. Exams for 8th class would be held from May 5 to May 19. While timings for class 10th and 8th would be 8:45 to 12 PM, class 12th exams would be conducted from 1:45 PM to 5 PM.

The Board has already decided that yearly examinations of HPBOSE for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 would not be conducted online. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties.

HPBOSE Class 12 Date-Sheet 2021

HPBOSE Class 10 Date-Sheet 2021

HPBOSE Class 8 Date-Sheet 2021

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Class 10th and 12th Yearly Exams Will Not be Conducted Online Due to Lack of Uniform Internet Connectivity in State: HPBOSE



hp bose board exams 2020-21

Dharamshala-Yearly examinations of Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 will not be conducted online, informed Dr Suresh Kumar Soni, Chairman, HPBOSE. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties, he said.

It was decided after the Chairman held a video conference with Deputy Directors and school principals/headmasters to discuss the matter relating to the conduction of examinations.

He also informed that due to the pandemic schools remained closed and the Board could not conduct online practical exams and said that it is considering to allow the schools to conduct them at their level.  Further, to avoid crowding at schools, exams would be conducted in morning and evening sessions and more examination centres would be created. He informed that the Board is also considering to provide question papers for 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th classes to maintain uniformity in examinations across the state.  

Various aspects related to various classes are under consideration and would be forwarded to the Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, he said. In accordance with Minister’s directions, the Board would try to resume regular examinations, the Chairman added.

Further, he informed that the Board is conducting examinations for 12th class (Science) in March 2020 and has invited applications from candidates. The candidates can apply online through nearest SOS centre between 28th December to 28th January.

HP SOS Examination Eligibility Criteria

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Himachal Shuts Down All Educational Institutes A Week After Re-Opening 



Himachal Pradesh Educational Institutes closed again

Shimla-A week after re-opening for regular classes, the Himachal Pradesh Government had to shut down all government and private schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and coaching institutes from 11th to 25th November 2020, for students, teaching and non-teaching staff amid alarming surge in COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting held on November 10, 2020. It’s pertinent to mention that the state government had re-opened the school for the students of 9th to 12th from November 2. However, during the past few days, hundreds of teachers and several students tested positive in various schools, especially in Mandi district.

Meanwhile, the unpreparedness of the state government came to light as the largest medical facility – IGMC Shimla- ran out of space in isolation wards for COVID-19 patients. It’s packed to full capacity. Reportedly, another dedicated COVID-19 hospital – DDU Shimla- was also running out of space. The government has also failed to establish make-shift hospitals, which it had been promising for the past couple of months. However, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur had been maintaining in media statements that the government was prepared for all eventualities.

Questions have also been raised over the quality of protective gear provided to health staff as several officials tested positive at a COVID-19 hospital in Mandi district.

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