The members of DUSU or Delhi University Students’ Union staged a protest against the mass failure of final year B.Com students in the practical examination. These students did not clear their third year and were left deeply disappointed by the policy of the University of Delhi.
The members claimed that the varsity did not intimate the candidates regarding the passing marks in the practical examination in advance. The mistake rests with the university that did not give clarity on the fact that the candidates had to pass individual components of a course to clear the subject. As a result, many students failed in the examination. Students were of the opinion that it was unfair to fail these students.
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The North Campus of Delhi University echoed with the slogans of students demanding ‘third-year students be promoted’ on July 5, 2017. Numerous students gathered near the gate of North Campus and expressed their demand.
A B.Com student of DU College indicated that he had scored 36 out of 45 marks in theory part and 7 out of 15 marks in internal in Computer Applications. Her aggregate score was above the passing grade of 40%. Even though her score of 56% was above the passing grade, she was deemed failed in the examination. When she contacted the concerned authorities, they clarified that the student did not pass in practical exams as she scored only 13 marks out of 40. Students were never informed by the varsity that they must pass theory, internals and practicals separately.
The students’ unions of Delhi University received around 2,000 applications from students seeking help. Among them, most of the students failed in practical component of B.Com examination in the fifth semester.
Finally, the officials of DU assured to look into the issue and formed a committee for the same.