The university has asked affiliated engineering colleges to collect photocopies from its campus every alternate day. In an attempt to resolve the ongoing photocopy issue, the Shivaji University, Kolhapur (SUK) issued a circular on March 14 which stated that considering the demand of the photocopies and need to ease the process of further evaluation, colleges should send their representatives to the university on alternate days to collect photocopies.
An official from the examination department said that, since the examinations have been advanced this year, the speed for allotting the photocopies to the designated students was not at par with the requirement. This resulted in a discrepancy in the number of applications for photocopies and the number of photocopies that was actually dispatched.
According to the circular, college representatives can collect respective photocopies that will be helpful for all students in that particular college. Every other day they can collect the copies, which will give ample time to the examination department as well, said the official.
The students body Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) representatives were protesting against such mismanagement. They had met the concerned university authorities last week and were promised that all the photocopies will be dispatched by March 24.
However, Pankaj Dhumal, a final year engineering student from the KIT College of Engineering told TOI that he had applied for the photocopy on January 28, but there is no communication from the university on its status.
"We are waiting to get our photocopies in hand to find whether to apply for revaluation or to reappear for the examination for a particular subject. In any case, at least, we will have clarity on what our options are in terms of the ongoing examinations. However, the unavailability of photocopies has created so many problems that we cannot concentrate on the semester formalities such as submission and studies," he said.
The Shivaji University, Kolhapur (SUK) has said that there are more than 16,000 photocopy applications for the October 2015 semester examination result. The applications for photocopies, mostly from students pursuing engineering, are yet to be dispatched by the university to many students even after having crossed the 40-day deadline.
Source: Prasad Patil, City Journalist, CollegeDekho