LATIKA SHARMA SARKAR Vs. UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA AND ANR.
HIGH COURT OF CALCUTTA
LATIKA SHARMA SARKAR
University Of Calcutta And Anr.
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S.P. Mitra,J. -
(1.)This is an appeal from a judgment of Mr. Justice Sabyasachi Mukherji delivered on December 18, 1970. The appellant before us, in an application under Art. 226 of the Constitution, challenged the second publication of results of the M. A. Examination in Political Science held in 1968. The facts briefly are that the appellant appeared at the said M.A. Examination in Political Science from 29 January, 1969 to 24 February 1969. Her Roll Number was CAL POL 358. The Board of Examiners, in their meeting held on the 30th May, 1969, declared the result. The appellant was placed in the First Class securing 480 marks which were the minimum for a first class. The result declared had certain peculiar features. 73 per cent of the candidates who appeared had failed in the examination but as many as 10 candidates were placed in the first class.
(2.)On the 2nd July, 1969, the mark sheet was issued. Thereafter the University received representations from students in Political Science which contained allegations against the conduct of the examination. There are also charges against teachers coaching candidates privately, of unfair appointment of examiners and distribution of papers and of personal influence of persons high up in the administrative set up of the University. These representations were placed before the Postgraduate Council in Arts. On the advice of the Post -graduate Council, the Vice Chancellor constituted an Enquiry Committed to enquire into the charges.
(3.)On the 12th July, 1969, the University informed all the candidates including the appellant individually that the results published were provisional; the mark sheet issued was also provisional; and the same may be modified on the basis of the recommendation of the Review Committee that may be set up under Regulation 32 of the Calcutta University First Regulations, 1966.
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