According to a release from the Registrar of the university, 1,46,968 answer scripts of 23,890 students were valued in five centres. The university has published the results of all the candidates, except the 229 candidates whose answer - scripts were missing.
The university has taken steps to trace the papers. The results pertaining to the other answer scripts of these 229 candidates, which were found and valued, have been published.
Replying to a question asked by this correspondent over phone, Registrar B. Krishnamurthy said that out of the four bundles of answer scripts (pertaining to the examinations held on 13th May, 2010), which were received by the university employees from the authorities of the ASMC at the college campus on 19th May, 2010, two were missing.
"The college authorities do have the documents signed by the university officials acknowledging the receipt of the answer scripts. We are searching for the missing papers," he said.
The Vice - Chancellor told on Tuesday that while each of the 229 students of ASMC wrote five papers, the answer scripts pertaining to only one of the papers of each student were found missing.
The other four papers written by them on different dates were valued and the results published on Monday.
Mr. Murugan said that several stages were involved in the valuation process, beginning with the receipt of the scripts from the colleges by the university staff, their transport in lorries to the university office in Vellore, issuing dummy numbers to each paper, and their despatch to the valuation centres. It is not yet known as to how these papers went missing. A decision on what action should be taken to provide relief to the candidates would be taken at the meeting, he said.
The Vice - Chancellor said the university had taken steps to conduct an instant supplementary examination at the Muthurangam Government Arts College, Vellore on 1st August, 2010 in order to enable outgoing candidates (both UG and postgraduate) of all colleges in the university area, who have failed in just one paper in any one semester to appear for the examination in order to enable them to clear the paper and apply in time for a postgraduate course or job, he said.
Thiruvalluvar University decision on 229 Students on Friday