Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Cuttack: A student from Niali area of Cuttack on Friday brought serious allegations of several glaring mistakes in the markesheet of his Matric Supplementary Examination, which was released by the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha on Thursday.

The student identified as Bikash Swain from Sithalo Nodal High School under Niali block expressed his displeasure apprehending that his application for seeking admission into +2 could be rejected owing to the errors in his marksheet.

According to reports, in view of Covid-19 it was earlier decided that science subject will be of total 80 marks including 50 in objective and 30 in subjective sections.

However, the markeheet issued by the BSE to Bikash mentioned that he has secured 42 marks in the subjective part of Science. Similarly, another glaring mistake showed that he doesn’t have any score in Hindi.

Bikash and his family members are worried about the development.

“The admission process will start soon. I don’t know what to do,” said a visibly dejected Bikash.

Many residents of the village were also critical of the alleged carelessness of the Board authorities.

“This is gross negligence by the board which has not happened for the first time. The Board often commits such mistakes and the students have to suffer for it. They have to run from pillar to post to rectify the mistakes. It is high time that this kind of lackadaisical attitude must end,” said a villager, Anirudha Mallick.

(Edited by Ramakant Biswas)