Indore: Students of MBA first semester on Monday lodged a complaint with Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya claiming that one of their exam papers contained out of syllabus questions of 45 marks. The paper was of 85 marks.

They had previously filed a complaint with their respective examination centre superintendents but when no development was seen from the university’s end, students on Friday reached RNT Marg campus of the DAVV and lodged a complaint with vice-chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad.

According to students, three questions in paper ‘Management principles and practices’ held on January 12 were out of course. They claimed that these questions have no relevance to the subject yet were asked in the exam.

Describing it as a blunder on the part of university, the students stated that the irrelevant questions were of 45 marks.

The protesting students demanded full marks for the out of syllabus questions. Dhakad said that the students had submitted a memorandum with their demand.

“We will put the matter before examination committee. If their claim was found true, a decision will be taken in favour of the students,” he added.

Generally, university excludes irrelevant questions during evaluation of answer sheets and prepares results on the basis of the remaining questions in the paper.

But in some cases, the DAVV went beyond the general practice and awarded full marks to the students against irrelevant questions asked in exams.

Dhakad further said that decision on excluding out of syllabus questions from evaluation or awarding full marks to such questions hinge on recommendation by the exam committee. “Whatever the exam committee will recommend will be complied with,” he added.

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