Islamabad - The students of Islamabad Model Postgraduate College, H-8, staged a protest on Wednesday against Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU)administration for its failure to announce the annual results of BA/B.Sc Part-I 2014 on time.

The examinations of BA/BSc Part-I were conducted in June 2014 by the university. As the excessive delay of BA/B.Sc Part-I results has mounted anxiety among the students, they boycotted their classes for one period and came out of their classrooms and gathered in front of the office of college principal.

Principal Professor Khurshid Ahmed Shakoori came out of his office and pacified the students and sent them back to the classrooms with the promise that he would talk to the university authorities for early declaration of result.

Fahad Raza, a student of BA, said, “Too late announcement of result would increase the burden of study because if I fail in some papers of part-I, there will be very short time available for me to prepare both the subjects of 4th year and 3rd year.”

There is no clear promotion policy of the university as well, complained another student, Muhammad Usman, adding, “We were temporarily promoted to 4th year. If someone fails to pass some subjects of the 3rd year, no one knows will he continue studies in 4th year or he will be dropped?”

Another student Shehzad Bashir alleged, “The fee structure of QAU is much higher than any other university but output is zero.” It is not the first time as last year too, QAU had caused delay in announcement of results. The university declared the BA/B.Sc result in September and the future of a number of students, who successfully cleared their exams, was at stake because they were unable to apply for admissions in various universities of the country due to excessive delay in result declaration and discrepancies in mark sheets, he added.

According to information, the number of students in BA/BSc/BCom is less than 5000, for which the university has taken almost 6 months.

Complaints of delays and mismanagement have become almost a routine matter since the Islamabad capital territory colleges have been affiliated with the university after devolution in 2012.

Before the devolution of education, Punjab University used to conduct college examinations.