Unrest resumes in UGB campus

Students ransack blaming erroneous results
Report by: 
SOUMYA DE SARKAR
MALDA
4 Dec 2017

Aggrieved with faulty score-cards the undergraduate examinees from five colleges ransacked the University of Gour Banga (UGB) campus today. The demonstrations occurred within 78 hours of joining of the new vice chancellor (VC) Prof Swagata Sen.
The students alleged that their answer-scripts were evaluated with innumerable errors. Sourav Dhali, Ujjwal Lala and others alleged that many of them were offered average marks in the mark-sheet. “Even subjects of few students have been altered in the mark-sheets. Some examinees were rewarded with zero. We are spellbound. We wonder how a varsity can play with our future,” they said.
It may be mentioned that UGB authorities published undergraduate part I&II results on Nov 28, 105 days after completion of the examinations. The results were prepared by an agency appointed two years back.
Soon after the results were published, students resorted to agitation. They were told that the UGB authorities would take up the matter today. But the students after having found that both the VC and acting controller of examinations (COE) Shyamapada Mandal were absent, they started demonstrating in front of the VC’s office. Later, they turned violent and ransacked furniture of the varsity.
A section of other students believe that all five colleges from which the agitators came today are under the control of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP). Hence, they suspected that TMCP backed the violent movement from behind.
Prasun Roy, district TMCP president, however, rubbished the allegation. “We are concerned with faulty results. But we have no hand behind the movement,” Roy said.
Questions are also being raised as to why the examinations committee of UGB hurriedly decided to publish the results only three days before the new VC joined. Some teachers and officials blamed former VC Prof Gopalchandra Mishra and former officials of COE department for hasty decision of publishing the faulty results.
Prof Sen, newly joined VC said, “It is unfortunate that the varsity’s assets were demolished by some youths who claimed themselves to be students. It is saddening that despite our assurance of looking into the matter the mayhem was unleashed. I would take necessary action after looking into the matter in details.”