Final semester degree results announced on June 28

Thousands of students are yet to get the mark lists of the final-semester, choice-based credit and semester system (CBCSS) degree examinations, the results of which were announced by the University of Kerala on June 28.

The university has attributed the delay to a software snag which led to the printing of faulty lists.

This has affected most of those intending to pursue postgraduate education either outside the State or in other universities here. Officials in the university told The Hindu that more than 50,000 mark lists would have to be printed afresh because of the software glitch which gifted the semester grade point average (SGPA) of one student in a college to all the other students.

The same problem has held up the distribution of the mark lists of the fifth semester examinations, the results of which were published on June 10.

“When the SGPA for passing a course was revised downwards from 2 to 1.5 by the university recently and when many ‘failed’ students ‘passed,’ the university also decided to include in each final ‘consolidated’ mark list the SGPA received by the candidate for each semester, through the three years. Once the mark lists were printed it was found that the SGPA of all candidates in an institution was the same,” an official, who saw some of the faulty mark lists, said.

The month-long delay has also forced students in urgent need of mark lists to get ‘additional mark lists’ by paying Rs.50 to the university. If the student wants an ‘additional consolidated mark list’ the ‘price’ goes up to Rs.100. Sources in the varsity said scores of students had already taken this route to get mark lists.

Controller of Examinations K. Madhukumar told The Hindu on Sunday that the reprinting of mark lists was over and these would be distributed to various colleges beginning Monday. “The software problem was at the University Computer Centre,” he said and added that he was not aware as to how many mark lists had been re-printed.