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A year on, Odisha student awaits revaluation results


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 7:

With each passing day, the hopes of getting the revised tally of marks is getting bleak for Aishwarya Mishra who had applied for revaluation of Plus II answer sheets last year, exams for which were conducted by Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE).

CHSE LOGOAishwarya had appeared for the annual Plus II examination at Sushilavati Government Women’s Junior College in Rourkela last year.

While she was expecting at least 85 per cent marks, she attained 74 per cent score which left her disappointed.

Having scored below her expectations, she had applied for revaluation of five papers–Mathematics, Physics, English, Sanskrit and Botany– and also sought photocopies of answer sheets.

It may be recalled that the Chairman of CHSE Basudev Chhatoi had told students in the first week of June last year that students who had secured 90 per cent and above and had applied for re-addition in one or two subjects, would get their answer sheets within 48 hours of the submission of their particulars, while those who had secured below 90 per cent and had applied for revaluation in more than one subject would get them within 10 days of submitting their applications.

Besides, the The Higher Education department had set the last date for application for re-checking as June 30.

However, the aggrieved student is yet to get her dues even after a year. Aishwarya’s father visited the Council office umpteen times but to no avail.

After futile visits to the Council office, the disheartened student approached the chairman of CHSE after which the copies of the answer sheets were provided.

She was provided with answer sheets of Mathematics, Physics and English, having being undersigned as without any changes.

When asked about the remaining two –Botany and Sanskrit sheets– they replied that the sheets are misplaced and they are unable to trace them. The chances of retrieving the sheets are bleak. If we find the sheets we will go for revaluation and provide you the revised marks, Aishwarya’s father, Gyanaranjan Mishra alleged.

This situation has cropped up as the Council office was flooded with answer sheets last year. As we have paucity of space, the answer sheets have been stashed in a limited space. The whole mess is due to this, a senior official of the Council said.