PU exam cancelled after being held at centre day before schedule

Blurb: The BA/BCom LLB sixth semester examination held at Jalalabad on July 15 will be re-conducted at the remaining centers the next day.

The Punjab University (PU) has canceled the BA/BCom Bachelor of Laws (LLB) sixth semester examination held on July 16, after the examination for the same paper was held a day earlier than the scheduled date at an examination center in Punjab.

The interpretation of laws and principles of legislation exam, which was scheduled for July 16, was held on July 15 at the center in Jalalabad, Punjab, followed by the rest of the centers the next day.

The university had to cancel the exam after the matter came to light.

what happened

The university had earlier scheduled the paper for July 15, but it is learned that it has been rescheduled for July 16. However, the exam center in Jalalabad continued with the schedule unchanged, resulting in a slip up.

On July 18, the university wrote to the University of Legal Studies (UILS), stating that the paper held on July 16 was canceled due to administrative reasons and proposed July 23 as the new date for the re-examination.

Students have expressed their opposition to the re-examination

However, the UILS students on Tuesday submitted a representation to the PU Controller of Examinations (CoE), opposing the re-examination on July 23, arguing that they are receiving an administrative lapse.

Several students have already vacated the hostels after the exams, some have even started their internships, he argued. Later the students met the COE and discussed the matter.

Archit Garg, a student of UILS, said, “We have discussed the matter with the authorities and the re-examination is now expected to be held in August. On July 15, we have filed a petition for strict action against the officials who erred in conducting the examination.

Meanwhile, the UILS director wrote to the COE on Tuesday and said that the exam has been rescheduled with the consent of the students.

Re-examination as per convenience of students

Speaking about this, COE Jagat Bhushan said, “We are concerned about the students. We have received their representation which will be evaluated. We have no option but to re-exam, but it will be done according to the convenience of the students.

Varsity officials revealed that action may also be taken against the superintendent of the Jalalabad examination centre.

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