UP: Students use RTI to see answer sheets
As reported in timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 14 Sep 2011:
Students use RTI to see answer sheets
LUCKNOW: After running from pillar to post and requesting university authorities to allow them to see their answer books, nearly 10 first year undergraduates of Mahila College on Tuesday took the RTI route to have a look at their evaluated answer sheets.
The agitated girls allege anomalies in evaluation process and had earlier agitated at the university campus. Even after having a dialogue with the university vice-chancellor, things did not seem to work in their favour. It was then that few of them decided to file an RTI.
President of university's teachers' association Anil Shukla supporting the students said, "The university should show the answer sheets to the students, else it will put a question mark on the entire teacher fraternity. Why should the university hesitate, if the evaluation done by the teachers is fair? The system should be fool proof."
Earlier, students of Lala Mahadeo Prasad Verma Girls Degree College pursuing MA (Sociology) had moved an application under Right To Information Act to see their answer sheets.
The National PG College allows its students to see their answer sheets in case they are not satisfied with their marks. The college also displays the answer books of top five students of every class in its library, which others can read and learn. In Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) also, students have the right to see their evaluated answer books.
Senior professors in Lucknow University feel that if this is applied, a transparent system is in the offing. The Supreme Court in April gave a ruling that students unhappy with their examination scores can take a look at their answer sheets by moving an application under the RTI.
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