KARACHI (PPI) - Errors and omissions in mark-sheets of many semester students of various departments of Karachi University have become a source of irritation for students and wakeup call for concerned authorities to rectify the system at earliest. Many students studying in different departments of Karachi University witnessed inaccuracies in their recently issued semester mark-sheet, commonly known as 'Performa. Several sorts of mistakes were observed in these mark-sheets including false entry of subject marks, year of semester, and subsidiary subjects. In some cases candidates were mentioned fail or absent despite securing passing marks. To make the matter further complicated the process of rectifying these mistakes is lengthy and cumbersome. Affected students complain that the procedure to get their Performa corrected is really annoying as they had to pay several visits to Semester Examination Cell (SEC), where they generally receive cold and uncooperative response. Maimuna Ejaz, morning student at the Department of Mass Communication was grieved after getting her Performa. She said that she actually had got 80 marks in subsidiary subject Sociology, as it was also apparent in the marks list provided by her teacher; however, the Performa issued to her showed she secured just 54 marks in the same subject. Another student of the said department told that he had got back his Performa after entire processing from SEC with some errors still persisting. Interestingly one of the BS evening batch at aforementioned department has observed an unusual case as some 25 students amidst a total strength of 42 students in the class were declared 'absent in their subsidiary subject International Relation. The affected students complained the problem was yet to be resolved. Another common mistake was seen that the subsidiary subject mentioned on the Performa was different from what the students had been studying. Students at Chemistry Department and Food and Science Department said that they had not even issued a Performa since passage of two years. It was learnt that these cases are not restricted to just few candidates, instead a large number of students in various departments have faced same dilemma and majority of them still await to get their Performa corrected. Some students have received what they called 'tampered Performa as their marks, subjects and dates were manually corrected with green marking. Similar marking can also be done by any person using a green pointer, they observed. Such mistakes committed by KU semester examination cell is affected the varsity image among new enrolled students of BS. When contacted, In-charge Ku Semester Examination Cell Prof. Majid Mumtaz said that he was new to this department as he assumed his charge on 16th January. He, however, said he is aware of the problems being faced by students pertaining to their Performa. Prof Majid said he had prioritised the issues that will surely be addressed. He said he was currently focused to announce the results of MA and MSc 2009 for early issuance of mark-sheets to passing students to refrain them from facing any impediments in their professional career. When asked about the perplexing state of Performa, he articulated that the mistakes generally originate in the departments of students, as their teachers do not provide correct information. He was of the view that not a minor negligence was committed by the semester examination cell since he assumed charge. He said it might be a possibility that previous authority of semester cell might have committed any negligence, now causing troubles for students. He said students are only supposed to register their problem along with the application to their respective Chairperson, though subsequently chairperson bears the responsibility to forward the application to dean for clearance then it will be moved to Vice Chancellor for affirmation and finally it would land in the semester cell for further processing. Prof Majid Mumtaz held department chairpersons responsible for not guiding their students properly and censured their lethargic behaviour. He said it is not the responsibility of students to move hither thither and instead the respective department is supposed to address their problems. He asked students to deliver their concerns to their chairpersons in bold manner and seek stipulated time from them for resolving their issue. To a question, he said students should not get disappointed of the manual marking in their Performa as it is also made by the semester cell administration and we register these corrected entries in our record, however, he also asked those student who wish to renew their faulty Performa can submit the required documents during 1st to 15th March with all legal formalities fulfilled. He said the semester cell would start addressing these issues from early March and hoped that the grievances of students would be removed.