Shocker from Technical Education, Only 16% passed in 2nd sem

Irfan Rashid

Srinagar:

The state Board of Technical Education is believed to be “hell bent” on destroying careers and even “lives” of polytechnic students as the latest results of second semester polytechnic has placed overall pass percentage below 16.
This is another grim face of the technical board where nearly 2000 students appeared in 11 polytechnic colleges of the valley for second semester exams in May-June session in four main branches including Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Electronic & Communications.
The analysis as per the results on the website (which varies a little bit from actual college wise results because there is no page break) says only 312 students have passed out of nearly 2000 students in these four major branches.
The biggest “victims” of the results have been students of Mechanical engineering where only 26 students have passed in whole valley out of nearly 345 students with pass percentage of just 7.5
Next, only 28 students have passed in Electronics and communication branch out of nearly 300 students with pass percentage at 9.3.
82 students have passed out of nearly 500 in Electrical branch putting the pass percentage at 16.4.
The highest number of students passed is in Civil engineering around 176 students out of nearly 800 putting pass percentage at 22.
The top polytechnic KGP College has only 54 passouts in these four branches out of hundreds of students. Similarly, SSM has 23 passouts only, KITE has 19, Materpro has 41, Anantnag polytechnic has 31, Kulgam polytechnic has 46, Budgam has 46, Ganderbal has 16, Baramulla has 8, Bandipora ahs 10, Kupwara has 2, Womens’ polytechnic Srinagar has 5 and shopian polytechnic has 12.
The data from website of technical board says, that no student has passed in Mechanical branch at SSM polytechnic, one in KITE, One in Masterpro, 2 in kupwara, 2 in budgam. Similarly, no student has passed in electronics & communications at KITE and two in Mastrpro.
These results uploaded recently on the website of the technical board have given shock to many students and their parents.  The parents are very apprehensive about their children particularly after the suicide of a polytechnic student on being declared fail wrongfully.
Adnan Ashraf was wrongfully declared fail in physics, given only 28 marks but later after re-evaluation he stood topper with 50 marks in the paper—but it was very late as he had already committed suicide after erroneous results.
“How is it possible that only less than 16 percent stand pass. Our kids are not so stupid. They are brilliant. The government should do re-evaluation of all these papers and then forcibly retire all those who did this mistake,” said Amina Bano, a mother of a Mechanical Engineering student of Budgam polytechnic.
The students said, “It is a simple game of money as evaluatetors are in run of earning more and more money. Govt should scrap providing money against paper checking and make it compulsorily on all teachers.
Secretary JK State board of technical education, Nazir Malik said, “He will start an enquiry committee in this issue.”
Minister for Technical Education, Imran Raza Ansari said, “He will definitely look into this.”
He had recently ordered an enquiry into Suicide of an engineering student and retired him forcibly after declaring the evaluator as the “deadwood”.
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