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Varsity changes ATKT rule after student plaints

Mumbai university has approved a change in the Allowed To Keep Term (ATKT) rule at an academic council meeting on Friday.

mumbai Updated: Jun 08, 2013 01:08 IST
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Mumbai university has approved a change in the Allowed To Keep Term (ATKT) rule at an academic council meeting on Friday.

From this academic year, students can be promoted to the third year if they pass either the first and second semesters or the third and fourth semesters.

Until now, students would have to pass the first and second semesters in full and at least get ATKT in semesters three and four to be eligible for promotion.

Senate members welcomed the decision. “We had been in touch with university officials about this issue because students used to complain to us all the time that they were suffering,” said Pradeep Sawant, Yuva Sena senator.

This new rule has to first be finalised by the management council before it can come into effect.

The academic council also passed the scaling down recommendation discussed in the previous meeting.

This means that from the next TYBCom exams, if a candidate’s internal assessment marks and theory paper marks have a 20% or more difference, these marks will be scaled down.