Their job applications are being rejected in the absence of mark-sheets

Adoption of grading and credit system replacing the marks system for the Osmania University students might have gained some brownie points for the varsity but its PG students are facing a peculiar problem of their applications for jobs being rejected.

More than 2,000 students who completed their Masters courses from OU last year are now unable to apply for jobs where one of the pre-requisites is mentioning the marks in the application forms. Hundreds of students who are applying for the teachers jobs in model schools and other such examinations are aghast that their online applications are being rejected by the system.

With just two days left for the submission of applications for model schools the affected students are now running from pillar to post for help. Most of these students have completed their B.Ed. course and later also did their Masters from OU campus colleges where the credit and grading system is in vogue.

“We will lose out on the opportunities if the university doesn't issue marks list for us. There are thousands of jobs available in these and it's ridiculous that we are denied a chance just because of an innovative performance appraisal system,” says B. Vittal, who did his M.Sc Botany. “Government should either extend the date for applying or at least provide some other means for us,” says Prabhakar Madishetty and C. Dayakar Reddy.

Unique problem

“We are the first batch students after credit system was adopted. Problem is unique and the university should come to our rescue,” says S. Thirupathi, who did his M.A. (History). The OU Vice-Chancellor, S. Satyanarayana, said that a committee has been constituted to look into the issue and in all likelihood from next year marks would be given along with the grades.

“We will give marks-sheet based on the grades obtained by the student for the present purpose,” he said.

The V-C also spoke to the Rashtriya Madhyamika Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA) Director, R. Satyanarayana on the issue. Speaking to The Hindu the RMSA Director said students can enter rough numbers in the system for the application to be accepted as no certificates are being sought now. He also indicated that the last date for submission of applications is being extended.

  • Many of the students are running from pillar to post for help

  • In all likelihood mark-sheets will be issued along with grades from next year, says V-C