The Panjab University syndicate, which met here on Sunday, gave its nod to uniform passing marks for various graduate courses, including BA, BSc, BCom, BBA, BCA. Earlier, a committee had proposed that there should be no difference in the passing marks for the courses. The syndicate meeting was presided over by vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover.
QUOTA TO GRANDKIDS OF RIOT VICTIMS
The committee had resolved in its meeting held on July 30 that in BCom/BCA/BBA, the minimum passing marks in each semester would be 35% in theory and 20% in internal assessment. If a candidate has not qualified half the subjects up to second or fourth semester, he or she will not be promoted to third or fifth semester, respectively.
If a student fails in annual exam in BCom/BCA/BBA, the college should give the admission to the student by creating additional seats in their own colleges only after the approval of the competent authority from the university. The committee had also recommended that in The syndicate also approved the matter to amend the rules to give 2% reservation in admissions for the grandchildren of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and terrorism victims. BA/BSc if a student fails or remain absent in the practicals, he or she will be allowed to reappear.
APPOINTMENT OF DEAN (RESEARCH) DEFERRED
No decision could be taken on the appointment of the dean (research) at the syndicate meeting. Navdeep Goyal, dean student welfare, and also a member of the syndicate, said, “There is no provision for dean (research) in the calendar.” It was decided that a seven-member committee would be formed under the chairmanship of the vice-chancellor to demarcate functions and tenure of the dean (research).
NOD TO DO AWAY WITH COURSE AT SECTOR-26 COLLEGE
The syndicate approved the proposal to discontinue the functional English course at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Khalsa College), Sector 26, here, which the college authorities had proposed to the authorities last year.
Last year, the college in question had proposed that due to a poor response to the functional English (elective) course running for the past two years, the university should discontinue it from the academic session 2016-17. Giving the data of admissions to the course, the college informed had the university that in 2013-14, nine students took admission and 21 in 2014-15.
TEMPORARY POSTS FOR TEACHERS ON CONTRACT
On the other hand, the syndicate approved the decision to convert teachers appointed on contract basis to temporary basis and payment of benefits like house rent allowance (HRA) for those working at Dr Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital to be made effective retrospectively from January 27, 2013.