DU flunks over 2,000 students in computer applications practical exam
In a rare case of mass failure in the history of Delhi University, 2,000 students of different programmes across various colleges have flunked the final exams.
The students alleged that they have been "failed for not getting 40 per cent marks in the practical exam of Computer Applications".
In response, Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) on Tuesday demanded that the varsity promote all the students who had failed in the Computer Applications practical exam or hold it again within a month.
The Union also submitted a memorandum to the University administration and demanded that they implement it, failing which it would launch a protest.
Third year BCom students of various DU colleges alleged that they were "misinformed" about the pass marks for the practical exam, as a result of which over 200 such students reportedly failed.
"Nobody told us that 16 were the minimum marks to clear computer application practical exam. We thought the aggregate of 40 marks, including internals, theory and practical, was needed to clear the exam," Pawan Tanwar of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College said.
"It is a mistake on the part of the administration to not give proper information to students about pass marks.
Nearly 2,000 students have failed in different programmes. We are going to launch a protest near the dean's office on Wednesday," DUSU president Amit Tanwar said.
DUSU has sent a letter on the issue to Dean of Students' Welfare, Gurpreet Tuteja.
Tuteja confirmed that the letter has been forwarded to the Dean of Examinations Vinay Gupta for deliberation.
Several students stated that the marksheet issued for the fifth semester results showed they had passed the practicals.
However, the final marksheet, released on June 25, showed they had failed.
"No one told us we need to get 40 per cent in both theory and practical to pass. We were told by our teachers that getting 40 per cent aggregate marks is enough. We were told to reappear for the paper only if we wanted to improve our marks," Mohit Chawaria, a DU student claimed.