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DU brings back end-semester practical examination

The Delhi University will hold the end semester exams for practical papers this year. The examination was done away with following the implementation of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) last year.

delhi Updated: Oct 06, 2016 19:51 IST
Shradha Chettri
Choice Based Credit System
The examination was done away with following the implementation of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) last year. Teachers had been protesting against the DU move.

The Delhi University will hold the end semester exams for practical papers this year. The examination was done away with following the implementation of the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) last year.

Teachers had been protesting against the DU move. Following a protest by teachers, Delhi University has brought back the end semester examination for practical papers.

More than 400 teachers had signed a petition, urging vice chancellor Yogesh Tyagi to bring back the end semester practical examination in March this year. They had argued that the examination was important to maintain uniformity and minimum standard of examination across colleges in the university.

Now, with the revised guidelines, 50% of the evaluation will be done through an end semester examination, in the presence of an external examiner. The examiner will be appointed by the committee of the courses of the university department.

The rule is applicable for the core and elective courses which have practical component, especially the science papers.

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“This is an important step. It will help maintain uniformity across colleges,” said Abha Dev Habib, physics teacher at Miranda House who had started the petition.

“This also gives students an opportunity to cover for their performace in the practical classes,” said Abha.

The remaining 50% marks of the evaluation will be distributed on the basis of number of experiments carried out by the students in one semester. The number of experiments a student has to perform in one semester will be decided by the committee of courses of the different departments.

Last year, in the absence of guidelines from the university, each department had devised mechanisms to ensure that the evaluation had both examination and continuous assessment component.