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Faulty choice based credit system land students in soup

New Delhi: Carelessness of Delhi University authorities in creating a formula has landed the future of nearly 60, 000 students in trouble.
Almost, two years have passed since the University Grant Commission (UGC) had directed all affiliated university to devise a formula for conversion of grades into percentage, but the varsity is still sitting on its hand. Owing to the delay, students applying for PG courses in other universities are facing problem.
"I was filling the application form for Common Admission Test (CAT), and there is a section where we have to mention the percentage. If one leaves the section empty, the form will not be accepted," said a student of Maitreyi College, DU.
Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Milia Islamia University have devised the formula.
"The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) based on grade system was launched two years ago, and its first batch students will graduate next year. So, there is nothing to worry about. For now, students can use the 9 or 9.5 formula to convert grades into percentage. In this, students have to add their grade point to number of subjects and multiply the number obtained with 9 or 9.5," said, Satish Kumar, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Examination, DU.
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