Days after the ruckus caused by the students over mass failure in DU computer practical exam, Saheed Bhagat Singh (Evening) College witnessed another and this time over misprinting the wrong cut-off in the cut-off list.
Due to the mistake in printing the cut-off marks many students were turned down by the university as they were not eligible for admissions.
“Yesterday (Monday), when the cut-off was being uploaded, the clerk typed eight instead of nine by mistake, making it 80% instead of 90%.
When we came to know about it in the morning, we immediately sent it to the university, and the corrigendum was up by 10 am. Since we are an evening college, admission was to begin at 4 pm. But some politically motivated people looking for mileage created a ruckus,” Principal P K Khurana said.
Khurana said that after seeing the cut-offs students turned aggressive as they realized that college will not offer them the admissions. He also told that students tried to break the lock of the principal's office after which the college authorities had to call in the police.
“We couldnʼt admit any student today because of all the ruckus. Some students tried to break the lock of the principalʼs office. Some nuisance creaters also tried to break college property. As a result, we had to call police and admissions couldnʼt take place,” Khurana said.
“The corrigendum should have been issued immediately instead of in the morning, since students donʼt go back six hours later to check the DU website again once they have already met the cut-off. There were around 250-300 students who landed up at the college, and the principal denied them admission,” he alleged. “The principal, in fact, left the college through the back gate. Police were deployed and they shut the main college gate,” said Khurana.