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Technology ‘trip’ in tech university
Chitleen Sethi
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 9
Engineering students in Punjab have failed ‘en masse’ in several subjects in the B.Tech seventh semester , results of which were declared online by the Punjab Technical University ( PTU). In some cases the entire class has been asked to re-appear in certain subjects, provoking some of the colleges and students to cry foul.

The seventh semester results, say students, have a direct impact on their placement prospects. They claim technical glitches are responsible for the anomalies in the result, according to which several students who have topped in some subjects have failed in others.

PTU authorities deny any mistake in either the evaluation or compilation of results. Deputy Registrar ( Examinations) Jaspal Singh said the results were provided by the evaluation branch of the university and there was no mistake.

But colleges are far from convinced. As many as 100 students out of a class of 120 have failed in the VLSI subject at the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi. “ We are shocked because students had found the question paper easy,” said Gurpreet Kaur, Registrar of the college.

Similarly, 48 students in a class of 53 have failed in computer science in Sant Baba Bhag Singh Institute of Engineering and Technology, Padiana. Students of Punjab College of Engineering, Lalru have also failed in mechanical engineering and computer science.

“ This morning we requested PTU to give us hard copies of the result but we were told there were some mistakes and hard copies could not be issued immediately,” claimed a college teacher.

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