Delhi University retest policy for six semester exams may create troubles for students.


Last Updated: 2013-07-05T12:56:06+05:30

DUís retest policy may create troubles for students

New Delhi: Delhi University’s decision to scrap re-evaluation for students with an essential repeat in any paper in the sixth semester exams has created trouble for the students, as they take re-tests only with their juniors, next year. With this retest policy of DU, these students stand to lose their seats and money at other universities that admitted them on the basis of their performance over five semesters, interviews and tests.
 
As per sources, on Thursday, many students, who have failed the physical chemistry paper, went to Gandhi Bhawan in North Campus hoping to meet the vice-chancellor. This is the first batch of DU graduates to have studied in the semester system.
 
Twenty students from our class have got 'essential repeat' in the physical chemistry paper, said by a student of Sri Venkateswara College, who has maintained an average of over 70% over the previous five semesters. As per sources, with the startling number of fails in a single paper, the chemistry department students of the college have written to the VC and Director, South Campus, hoping for intervention.
 
P Hemalatha Reddy, College Principal, while supporting the student pleas has written, this is a genuine grievance. My students are suffering because of some problem in the evaluation. Please help our students. The problem seems to be graver where the chemistry students are concerned as other students report large number of failures in physical chemistry in other colleges as well.
- By Madiha Wasi
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