Confusion over status of their result in the marks sheets and goof-up by the colleges in uploading the examination forms have resulted in a few thousands of students losing an opportunity to appear for the advanced supplementary examinations starting on Wednesday.

Hundreds of students staged dharna in front of the Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) on Tuesday demanding hall-tickets as well as the respective colleges. However, the BIE told the agitating students that their applications were not uploaded on time and their hall-tickets cannot be generated.

The delay in uploading the applications is being attributed to the government's indecision on considering improvement candidates as regular candidates.

The last date for paying the fee was May 3 and thousands of students who fared badly in physics decided to take the exam.

However, when the officials announced that marks sheets would reflect the ‘compartmental' tag, majority students decided to withdraw their applications.

But under pressure from parents, the government decided to give one-time concession of considering the supplementary candidates as regular candidates and not compartmental candidates, and also extended the date of exam fee by one more day to May 4.

This resulted in thousands of candidates paying fee and colleges were flooded with applications on the last day. Due to heavy web traffic and confusion, applications of few thousands could not be uploaded.

When the issue was brought to the notice of the BIE, colleges were given one more chance on May 6 when about 53,000 applications were uploaded.

An official said that students whose applications were not uploaded failed to get hall-tickets and it was unfair to blame the BIE.

However, the exact number of such cases was not known and it could be around 4,000 to 5,000.

Parents, however, feel that students cannot be punished for no fault of theirs and government should allow all those who have paid the fee to appear for the exam.

With physics paper being held on the first day, anxiety of students can be understood as the issue itself has taken this shape due to the ‘tough' physics paper in the annual examinations.

High Court order

The High Court asked the BIE authorities to issue hall-tickets to candidates who paid the fee before May 3. The orders were given when some students, colleges and parents moved the courts arguing that their hall-tickets were not given despite paying the fee on time.

However, these orders will be applicable to only those students who approached the court seeking justice.

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