GUWAHATI, July 27 - Initial anomalies in the merit lists prepared by the Cotton College State University (CCSU) for admission to its post-graduate (PG) classes, due to some wrong answer keys, led to a fracas involving some students and their guardians today. Guardians of some of the aggrieved students have even lodged a complaint with the Panbazar Police Station here.
The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has demanded punishment to those involved in these anomalies and an inquiry into the entire system of examination in the CCSU. On the other hand, the Cotton College Union Society has demanded that the process of admission to the PG classes of the University should be kept in abeyance until the anomalies in the merit lists are removed.
However, the CCSU authorities have maintained that the final merit lists published on July 26, 2015, would be taken as the basis for admitting students to the PG classes of the University.
According to CCSU Registrar Dr Dilip Patgiri, the University had published provisional merit lists for admission into its PG classes on July 24. But in the morning of July 25, it was detected that some errors occurred in those merit lists, as in preparing the lists, some wrong answer keys were used to assess the performance of the candidates in the entrance tests.
The lists were prepared attaching 50 per cent weightage on scores of the candidates in the entrance tests and the rest 50 per cent weightage was attached on their performance in the degree final examinations, said Dr Patgiri.
On the morning of July 25, it was found that of the four sets of questions in the 15 subjects, on which the entrance tests were conducted, errors occurred in the answer keys of three sets. The errors were corrected on July 25 and 26 by using the correct answer keys and the corrected merit lists were published on the evening of July 26.
The corrected lists have now made around 15 per cent to 20 per cent of the students, whose names appeared on the July 24 lists, aggrieved and they are demanding reversal of the July 26 merit lists, said Dr Patgiri.
But, Dr Patgiri maintained that the CCSU would stick to the July 26 merit lists and admissions will take place on July 28 and 29, on the basis of these merit lists.