Students of BA(Honours) English at Delhi University (DU) may have to wait for some more days for their annual results. University officials said there has been a delay in the checking of answer sheets this time. And they blame it on teachers as most of them did not turn up for evaluation.
The results of second and third year regular students are still being compiled while the evaluation of answer sheets of students in the School of Open Learning (SOL) is not yet completed. SOL students, specially, fear that they may loose out on the MA course as its admission process is already in progress.
A senior official of DU said "We are working day and night to declare the results but the results of English have got delayed this time. As the English paper is part of other honours courses, such as economics too, their results have got delayed as well. Though we kept on asking the colleges to send teachers for evaluation, but finally we could see only 40% of them reaching us. Others simple did not report at the evaluation centre. Evaluation for English was affected mainly because it has the largest number of answer sheets".
According to DU estimates, there must have been close to 1.56 lakh answer sheets to be evaluated by the English faculty. The officials said the exam branch was leaving no stone unturned to declare the results of regular students within a week, though SOL results may take longer time.
"We are doing our best and working 24 hours to make sure that the results are declared on time. In fact, we are not even taking holiday's", said the officials. However, according to the teachers the answer sheets of SOL students were segregated from those of regular students for checking later, even though the exams were held together.
The English department, meanwhile pushed the MA admission process back by a week after looking into the matter. The faculty member of the English Department said "We will issue admission slips in the coming week for regular students. For SOL students, we expect to make provisions for admissions whenever their results come out". In other words, the department may reserve some seats for these students.