Swati Pawar, the top scorer of the Bhagwan College of Pharmacy, attended the 5th semester exam in November / December 2019 in the regular category. She was shocked on May 13 when she showed her points to Medicare Chemistry-2.
One of the highest scorers in her batch after corrected points, the student was supported by her teacher for scoring and her efforts yielded results after six months of struggle.
However, university officials said the verification process has been delayed due to the Kovid-related lockdown and subsequent restrictions.
“While pursuing this issue, we have found that Swati’s marks have been awarded to another student,” Nanasaheb Dharbale, an associate professor who personally followed up with university officials, told TOI on Tuesday.
Initially, some officers of the examining department refused, but only after the student and her teachers threatened to take the matter to the High Court. It took the test department officials six months to address the issue.
When contacted, Yogesh Patil, head of the Bamu Examination Division, said: This is a purely human error and it has been corrected. ”
Patil confirmed that the student who got 66 marks instead of 12 marks was newly audited and passed.