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Here’s why you need to score more to qualify for SPPU law courses now

Students will now have to score a minimum of 40 per cent marks in each subject as well as aggregate in all subjects, said the varsity officials.

pune Updated: Dec 20, 2017 16:01 IST
Ananya Barua
The proposal to increase the marks for eligibility and implement this criteria was approved at the University’s academic council meeting on Tuesday.
The proposal to increase the marks for eligibility and implement this criteria was approved at the University’s academic council meeting on Tuesday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

In order to pass Savitribai Phule Pune University’s degree level examination in Law, the students will now have to score a minimum of 40 per cent marks in each subject as well as aggregate in all subjects, said the varsity officials.

The proposal to increase the marks for eligibility and implement this criteria was approved at the University’s academic council meeting on Tuesday.

This development now means that the previous requirement of a minimum of 35 per cent marks in each subject and an aggregate of at least 50 per cent, will now stand invalid.

The decision comes in response to a number of complaints by students.

Due to the previous criteria, many students had complained that although they passed each subject by 35 per cent, the higher percentage for aggregate was often not achieved due to low marks. This eventually, led to many students failing in their examinations.

Due to the previous criteria, many students had complained that although they passed each subject by 35 per cent, the higher percentage for aggregate was often not achieved due to low marks. This eventually, led many students to fail in their examinations. To remedy the situation, the SPPU academic council took the decision to decrease the gap between the required marks of eligibility for both, separate subjects and the aggregate.

Now, according to the new criteria, the student will be considered to have passed the exams, and is eligible to get the law degree, if he or she is successful at securing at least 40 per cent marks in each subject and a 40 per cent total aggregate. This decision has been taken after inspecting the Bar Council rules.

Further, the varsity has decided to introduce a number of courses in different departments. One of the courses is a specialMaster of Business Administration (MBA) onGoods and Service Tax (GST) which will be included in the curriculum for law and M.Com, and taught from the current term. Also, from the next academic year, this topic will also be included in the diploma in taxation law (DTL) syllabus. In the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, the University also approved the introduction of Diploma Course in Diploma in Disaster Management and National Security from the next academic year (2018-19).