Bangalore University reduces revaluation, photocopying fees

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BANGALORE: Bangalore University has decided to reduce the fee for revaluation and photocopying of answer sheets for its undergraduate courses.

At a syndicate meeting on Tuesday, the varsity’s highest decision-making body decided to fix the revaluation fee at Rs 500 and photocopying at Rs 250. Earlier, the fees were Rs 625 and Rs 400.

However, the price of midday meals provided on campus has been hiked to Rs 7. This follows Isckon’s decision to revise the rate to Rs 18.50 per student, of which the varsity will bear Rs 11.50. Students were earlier paying Rs 5. Iskcon supplies midday meals to students.

The syndicate also approved changes in the scheme of providing food and fellowship for SC/ST students. The varsity will not provide boarding but give a fellowship of Rs 4,000 in the first year, Rs 5,000 in second and third years, and Rs 8,000 in the fourth year. This will be applicable to students who have just joined. For current students, the old pattern will continue.

The syndicate has acted on two cases of malpractice. Exam centres of distance-education programmes outside Bangalore, where rampant malpractice was found in January, have been asked to pay Rs 25,000 as penalty. It has also decided to revoke the degree given to a student who tampered with the marks register by changing the candidate’s name.


The university is yet to take action against any lecturer and has blamed custodians alone over valuation of answer scripts. Earlier this year, many BCom students complained that they had been marked absent despite appearing for the supplementary exam. The university has also admitted that 360 papers of November 2012 exams were left unattended to for almost a year.

“In the first case, the custodian hadn’t given any papers to be evaluated. In the second case, we are aware that the third and fifth semester papers were lying without being evaluated for almost a year. Their results will be out shortly. We are probing these cases and action will be taken against the custodians,” said Somashekhar, registrar evaluation, BU.

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