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Botched RU result caused a BCA student to commit suicide in Jaipur

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February 1, 2018, 5:46 pm

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Jaipur: Earlier this week, an 18-year-old student of Rajasthan University committed suicide in Jaipur. The boy, Kaushal Kumar, was depressed because despite studying hard, he had failed in one of the BCA papers. He jumped before a moving train under Saras flyover on Monday, leaving his family members distraught.

But what Kaushal didn’t know is that he failed because the result was botched up. Almost 80 percent of BCA first year students of Rajasthan University were declared to have failed in the exam.

The answer key given to those who checked the copies was wrong.

“Kaushal had secured 92.4 percent marks in class 12. It is unlikely that his results would be so bad in the first year of his college. He was a BCA student at RU,” said a family member.

Before Kaushal who belonged to Todabheem in Karauli district and lived with his family members in Malviya Nagar in Jaipur had told his friend that he was not satisfied with the results. This depression allegedly drove him to commit suicide.

The issue of so many students failing in the exam was raised in the academy council meeting held on Friday; however the RU administration refused to confess that it was a fault.

Senior officials said that the students who failed in the exam had the option of getting their copies reevaluated. They said that an investigation has been launched into the complaints of wrong answer key.

First published: June 24, 2017