University of Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, has decided to correct UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) examination answer papers manually.
This decision was taken, after computer disqualified thousands of students across India.
This had resulted in about 25,000 students getting incorrect marks. NET exam is the qualifying examination for appointment of Assistant Professor's role in higher education institutions.
UGC Chairperson Ved Prakash told media persons, that they have decided to take a lenient view as a large number of students come under this category.
"All these answer sheets would be amnually checked and results would be corrected accordingly," he added.
After declaring the UGC NET June 2013 exam results on 22 Oct, it was found that several students had been disqualified.
An examinee Sunaina Sehgal said their invigilator asked them to change the centre code on the admit card as it was incorrect.
"We were asked to use the white fluid in the OMR sheet. Though we communicated our apprehension for using fluid in the OMR sheet, he claimed that the UGC will handle it," she said.
The UGC officials claimed that despite instructions, the students had scratched or used whitener on wrong answers marked on the Optically Marked Readable (OMR) answer sheet.
Many students have been protesting outside the UGC-NET centres in different parts of the country accusing the commission of finding a unique way to keep the number of NET qualifiers to the bare minimum.