A day after the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Examination (TSBIE) declared the results, complaints galore at the TSBIE office. Students alleged that it had made several errors in the provisional marksheets by marking them 'absent' or 'fail' though they had cleared the exams.
Besides these blunders, the TSBIE is also accused of printing the wrong subject name on the students' marksheets. According to a report of Times of India by Nirupa Vatyam, at least 150 students received marksheets ridden with errors, which have been brought to the notice of the TSBIE.
Ashok Kumar, academic dean of Narayana Group, told TOI, “There is an infinite number of mistakes in the provisional marksheets. Starting with the wrong spelling of the subject to printing the wrong combination of subjects and marking wrong attendance, the board has made several mistakes and students are facing the brunt of it.”
The Narayana Group is planning to conduct an internal inquiry to find out how so many students received marksheets with errors, and flag it to the officials concerned.
Rajeswari Parasa of Deccan Chronicle reported that B Varshith Reddy, a class topper with 460 marks in the first year, was marked ‘Absent and Fail’ (AF) in English, and ‘Absent and Pass’ (AP) in Sanskrit in his second-year results, while he had appeared for both the exams.
Varshith's father, Mahender Reddy told DC, “How can these mistakes occur? On one side, sensitive students are taking their lives as soon as they see ‘fail’ in the mark list, and on the other hand, the board is saying that it's a mistake. How is it justified if anything happens because of their ‘mistake’?”
Admitting the failure, TSBIE secretary A Ashok told TOI, “In two cases, the chief superintendent failed to send the blank barcodes and that is the reason why the subject marks are not reflected on the provisional memo; instead it was printed as ‘absent and fail’. In another case, the hall ticket of the candidate was not sent and the result was again printed as ‘absent and fail’. We have asked the respective examination centre to send the necessary details. The mistakes will be rectified in the marksheets, which will be sent to their respective colleges.”