Soon, colleges won’t be able to inflate bcom internal marks

Students appearing for the third year BCom exams from next year could have their internal assessment marks scaled down, if they appear to be implausibly high.

On Monday, the Mumbai University’s academic council accepted in principle the recommendation of a report that said if there was a more than 20% difference between the student’s exam marks and the internal marks, then the marks would be scaled down.

After the 60:40 (a 60-mark exam and 40 marks for internals) pattern was introduced last year, there were complaints that some colleges had inflated students’ marks. A committee had been formed to investigate this.

While the academic council has accepted this recommendation, an exam regulation will have to be altered and it will have to be finalised at the next council meeting scheduled for May. More than 60,000 students usually appear for the 60:40 exam pattern. “There were allegations that some colleges had been too liberal,” said a council member.


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