Quint’s My Report Impact: MUHS Declares Result of J&K BSc Students

“I approached The Quint and told them about my problems. They were very responsive, which gave me some hope.”

Published23 Oct 2018, 10:38 AM IST
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“Thank you, my results have been declared and I’ve passed. My registration is also finally done.”

This message flashed on The Quint’s My Report WhatsApp group from Muzzafar Ahmad Mir.

Muzaffar is now a happy man with nothing to worry about. But the last couple of months have been the most traumatic for him. It was at this time, that he had reached out to The Quint.

Muzaffar’s My Report

What is Muzaffar’s story?

Muzaffar Ahmad Mir, from Kashmir, had – after his Class 12 exams – applied for the AICTE/PMSSS (Prime Minister's Special Scholarship Scheme) in September 2017. He and another student were handed an allotment letter from AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). Following this, he enrolled for a BSC in Nursing.

After proper verification and necessary formalities, the Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS) allotted him and his friend hall tickets.

The duo then took the exams.

But on 30 August 2018, when MUHS declared the results, Muzaffar and his friend were shocked to find that their results had – for some reason – been withheld.

Muzaffar approached the college principal and made many inquiries – but all in vain.

“I didn’t know what to do. I was losing time and this uncertainty added to my frustration. I was in absolute despair.”

The Quint’s Story

In September, Muzaffar reached out to The Quint and explained his plight. In a message that he sent to the My Report team this morning, Muzaffar said: “I approached The Quint and informed the team about my problems and they were very responsive, which gave me some hope.”

The Quint spoke to Mr Pimpalkar, the principal of the college, to understand the issue and the reason behind the delay. According to Mr Pimpalkar, permissions were yet to come to MUHS from the Maharashtra government. “Since they haven’t come through yet, the results have been withheld. Without them, we cannot declare these students’ results.”

How had they sat for the exams then?

According to the principal, the students had had provisional permissions – an interim arrangement – which had allowed them to write the exams. But now, without a nod from the University, their results couldn’t be declared.

What Did the University Say?

The Quint spoke to Ajit Sasurkar, under secretariat, who said that he was aware of the situation, but refused to answer. He asked The Quint to call Director Dr Pravin H Shingare, at the Directorate of Medical Education and Research.

Repeated calls to the University, however, went unanswered.

Our article was published on 21 September 2018, highlighting Muzaffar and his friend’s plight. In the first week of October, the University announced their results.

In a WhatsApp message, Muzaffar said –

“The Quint had reached out to the concerned authorities to find out the cause of the delay. It was after continuous calls from The Quint that our results were declared and our admission too got confirmed. Thanks so much, The Quint, for highlighting this issue.”

Muzaffar also told The Quint that the principal had asked him why he had reached out to us and told us his story. However, Muzaffar claimed that he told his principal that this was a question of his future and no joke, and therefore, he had enlisted The Quint’s help.

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