GUWAHATI, Nov 29 - In a major goof-up, the Gauhati University authorities failed to print the question paper for �Politics in India� � for the undergraduate third semester examination of Political Science � following which the university had to reschedule the examination.
�Politics in India� is one of the two optional papers for Political Science (General) subject, the other being �International Relations�.
A GU official said that the question paper for International Relations was printed, but when asked why there was no cross-checking to avert the goof-up regarding the question paper for �Politics in India�, the official could not come up with a convincing answer. He, however, informed that the exams for both the papers have been rescheduled for December 10.
The university authorities, in a notification, stated that the examination will start from 9 am on December 10. �Students who had already appeared in the International Relations paper need not appear again,� the notification said.
The matter came to light when colleges affiliated under GU, informed the examination controller of the university about the matter.
Reacting to the turn of events, an aggrieved student of Handique Girls� College said: �The examination was on Politics in India but contrary to that, we were given International Relations question paper. There has to be some accountability and those responsible should be identified and appropriate action taken. This is really uncalled for.�
Another student from Pragjyotish College said: �The university is least bothered about it. The incident is a proof of the existing loopholes in the examination process, as has been alleged by various student bodies time and again. How can a university like GU fail to print a question paper for a subject? It is a major blunder.�
�The rescheduling of the exam has disrupted the entire schedule. We could have utilised the day to study for other papers,� he added.