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Tenyidie exam rescheduled
Published on 24 Feb. 2011 1:12 AM IST
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The Tenyidie (MIL) Paper – I which was cancelled on February 22 following “dictation of errors in the questions,” has been postponed to March 10 evening shift to be held from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Nagaland University Assistant Registrar (Examinations), Otova Swu in a notification said the postponement was announced on the directives of the Vice Chancellor (VC) and expressed regret for the inconvenience caused.
Meanwhile, students’ organization have condemned the lackadaisical attitude of the NU authorities in conducting the undergraduate examination particularly Teniyidie paper which was cancelled Tuesday. Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) said the cancellation at the last minute of the examination, created more chaos and confusion to the students for no fault of theirs. It said that the quality of the admission card was “no less than an ordinary electricity bill” besides the “many errors” in the students’ names and roll numbers. DNSU also said the font size on the question paper was too small and that the students had a tough time going through it.
Urging the authorities not to commit any more errors, the union said it would not hesitate to take its own course of action if more errors were committed again.
The DNSU also urged the VC, Registrar and Controller of Examination (CoE) to be present at the Station and take stock of the situation instead of justifying and expressing displeasure over the present situation.
Further, the DNSU expressed dismay that BA II Hindi question papers were reportedly delayed for about 20 minutes at some exam centers in Dimapur.
The Tenyimia Post Graduate Students Union (TPGSU) Kohima Campus said that the failure to produce the online question papers should be seriously examined. Stating that any self defence statements were not acceptable, the students asked as to how the problem could be due to technical error while the Alternative English exam ran smoothly.
The TPGSU also expressed dismay over the absence of the VC, Registrar and Controller of Examination when the exam was in process. The Western Angami Students Union (WASU) also expressed shock over the cancellation of BA.II Tenyiedie exams and the random mistakes of names, date of birth and date of exams in the admit cards.
VC’s claim false: CEC NUTA
Central Executive Council (CEC) Nagaland University Teachers’ Association (NUTA) has said that the Vice Chancellor’s claim that “translation error” in Tenyidie question paper caused postponement of the exam supposed to be held on Tuesday was “completely false.”
CEC NUTA office bearers said the Tenyidie questions were set in Tenyide language itself and moderated by the department concerned. NUTA said it was the failure of the firm, Mindlogics Infratel Ltd Bangalore which the VC had hired, to ensure proper recognition of the Tenyidie language on its system.
It said that the Vice Chancellor (VC) must own full responsibility for not only risking the careers of thousands of college students by failing to conduct any trials before implementing it, but also for serious violation of University norms. NUTA office bearers said that the new policy decision, though decided by the VC and principals of colleges last year, cannot be implemented unless approved by the Academic Council and the highest body the Executive Council of NU. It said that the VC has failed to seek the approval of the two bodies. The University teachers also flayed the VC for engaging the firm Mindlogics Infratel Ltd Bangalore for the online examination system without floating any tenders and without the mandatory approval of the University Purchase Committee, describing it as a “serious violation of University’s financial codal procedures.”
Further, it said that the VC violated University confidentiality with regard to the preparations of examination results last year. It said the VC allowed the firm and its employees to supercede the University’s own examination section employees and deal with the undergraduate results, which resulted in serious anomalies/irregularities in results and marksheets.
It also questioned the VC for his lack of seriousness in failing to appoint a Controller of Examination to supervise the examinations from among senior Professors as per University norms, since the former Controller of Examination has been indicted by the CBI. NUTA said the VC had made mockery of the NU by the latest introduction of “Hall tickets” which bore no authenticity and could be easily used by impersonators.
NUTA protested against the “irresponsibility” of the VC who was continuously out of station even in Lumami leading to administrative failure and risking careers of students and question of credibility of the University. Meanwhile, the CEC NUTA issued 8-point memorandum to the Chief Rector NU seeking immediate attention and intervention. (Full text of memo on p 4)

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