About 55,000 students who appeared for the first semester exams from different Delhi University colleges and got their results in December suddenly found their marks revised lower by 10 to 20% on Wednesday night.
The university’s examination branch, however, admitted later the results were erroneously ‘revised’ and put up on the official website. The authorities called it a “technical glitch”, saying the results declared initially were the correct ones.
“The updated result was just a technical error. We have taken it off the website and issued a corrigendum. The results students got in December are the correct ones,” said DS Jaggi, OSD, examination branch.
But the students aren’t amused. The move came days before the second semester exams and hours before some students were to appear for their practical examinations.
“This is preposterous! What is the university trying to do? I scored 78% which was overnight scaled down to 68%. I almost had a heart attack, and that too right before the exams,” said Dhruv Khurana, a B Com student at Sri Venkateswara College.
The students wondered what the purpose of the act was. “When the results were already declared in December, what was the need to tinker with them and post a new link on the official website?” asked Kamya Sinha, a student of a North Campus college.