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DU starts announcing results of first, second years after a month’s delay

After a delay of more than a month, Delhi University is announcing the results for the first-year and second-year final examinations.

delhi Updated: Aug 05, 2016 22:44 IST
Heena Kausar
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After a delay of more than a month, Delhi University is announcing the results for the first-year and second-year final examinations.(Hindustan Times)

After a delay of more than a month, Delhi University is announcing the results for the first-year and second-year final examinations.

The university declared the results of a few second-year subjects this week. The rest will be announced soon, said officials. The first-year results are likely to be out next week.

The results are available on the university’s website www.du.ac.in.

“We have already started announcing the second-year results. Almost 50% results have been announced and the rest will be announced soon,” an official from the exam department said.

“The first-year results are likely to be prepared by next week and will be announced then,” officials said.

University teachers’ protest over a University Grants Commission notification had delayed the evaluation as they had boycotted the process for all three years.

The teachers started their boycott on May 24, a few days after the evaluation had started. The were protesting a notification that will, teachers say, bring down the number of teaching positions by 50% with ‘unreasonable’ terms of promotion.

Read: Here’s why DU teachers are not evaluating answer papers since May 24

The notification had increases the workload for assistant professors from 16 hours per week to 22 hours per week (including tutorials). The work hours of associate professors will go up from 14 to 20 hours. This had meant that the number of teachers required per subject will be lowered.

Initially, teachers agreed to check the answer sheets of final year students only. But Delhi University Teachers’ Association called off the boycott for all years on July 18 after the human resource development ministry and UGC officials agreed to set up a committee to address their demands.

Officials said invigilators began checking answer sheets of second and third years only from July 19. Evaluation is a long and tedious process, especially in a university the size of DU. At least 54,000 students are admitted to DU every year. There are a minimum of 162,000 students enrolled.

Each student writes five papers in a semester taking the total number of answer sheets to be checked to at least 800,000.