Bhubaneswar: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging the latter for issuing final semester marksheets to the UG students of the state for their admissions into PG courses.
“I understand that these students who appeared for the final (6th) semester examination through online mode in the 1st and 2nd week of August have not been provided their 6th semester marksheet and the results are expected to be declared later in the month of September. Despite repeated pleas to colleges and State education authorities, these students have not been provided provisional marksheet. I am also in receipt of multiple grievances in this regard from the student community in Odisha,” wrote Pradhan in the latter.
“I would like to draw your attention to the fact that late publication of provisional result/ non-issuance of marksheet is causing great suffering and jeopardizing the career prospects of our students as they are required to submit their final marksheet or an attested provisional marksheet for seeking postgraduate admission in various state and central universities outside Odisha, where the admission procedure has already commenced,” Pradhan said.
“I am distressed to learn that many students have already missed admission deadline for Central University of Mizoram and Bharathiar University, and are under severe stress due to fast-approaching deadlines for other universities such as Mumbai University, Kumaun University etc. In this context, it is also relevant to mention that these students will also be deprived from appearing in any offline university entrance examinations being held outside the State,” he mentioned.
“Keeping in mind the welfare and career prospects of final semester undergraduate students in Odisha, I seek your urgent attention in undertaking necessary action for immediate issue of final marksheet or an attested provisional marksheet to them so that they may be able to pursue postgraduate admissions into various state and central universities in India,” he urged.