Bhubaneswar: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has sought the intervention of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for immediate provisioning of provisional final (6th) semester result or marksheet for Undergraduate students in the State.
In a letter to the Chief Minister, Pradhan stated that the students have appeared for the final (6th) semester examination through online mode in the 1st and 2nd week of August and have not been provided their 6th-semester marksheet and the results are expected to be declared later in the month of September 2021.
“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,” added the Minister.
Pradhan stated that late publication of provisional result/non-issuance of marksheet is causing great suffering and jeopardizing the career prospects of the 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.
Many students have already missed the 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, Kumaon University, etc. It is relevant to mention that these students will also be deprived from appearing in any offline university entrance examinations being held outside the State, he added.
“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 the 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,” said Pradhan.