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Declared fail: It’s unfair students could not clear third year, says DUSU

Delhi University Students Union staged a protest at the university on Wednesday after they claimed that a number of third year students failed in their practicals and in turn failed to clear their third year

education Updated: Jul 06, 2017 09:25 IST
Delhi University’s third year students have claimed that they were not informed that they had to pass individual components of a course in order to clear a subject, and hence their failing in the course was ‘unfair.
Delhi University’s third year students have claimed that they were not informed that they had to pass individual components of a course in order to clear a subject, and hence their failing in the course was ‘unfair.(Istock)

New Delhi Members of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) staged a protest at the university on Wednesday after they claimed that a number of third year students failed in their practicals and in turn failed to clear their third year.

The students claimed that they were not informed that they had to pass individual components of a course in order to clear a subject, and hence their failing in the course was ‘unfair.’

Slogans demanding “third year students be promoted” rang outside gate number four of DU North Campus on Wednesday, as many students gathered to demand that they be promoted, despite failing.

“I had scored 36 out of 45 in theory, and seven out of 15 in internals in Computer Applications which are both above the passing grade of 40%. Even my total score of 56% was above the passing grade. However, they said I have failed the subject because I have scored only 13 out of 40 in my practical exams. I was never told by my teachers, or my college, that I would need to pass theory, practical and internals separately to clear the subject,” said Jyoti, a BCom programme student at Laxmi Bai College.

Members of DUSU claimed that they had received applications asking for help from as many as 2000 students, most of whom had failed the practical component of a subject in their fifth semester.

“We have received at least 700 applications from BCom programme students who failed in practicals in Computer Applications. In addition to this, there have been many students who have had issues in Music, BCom (Hons), and Statistics (Hons),” said Saket Bahuguna, the ABVP spokesperson.

DU officials said that a committee had been formed to look into the issue.

“They will check if students had been misinformed and moot possible solutions,” said an official.