Third yr students failed in final exams unite in protest
Alleging that they have been failed for not getting 40 per cent marks in the practical exams, third-year students in Delhi University on Friday staged a protest in the campus.
Nearly, 2,000 students from different programmes across various colleges of the varsity have been flunked for failing the Computer Applications practical exam.
Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) president Amit Tanwar, who led the protests, said: "I'm going through the case and students have been requesting the University for the last 20 days to either pass them or give them a chance to reappear for the practical exam within a month. Only dates were given by the University, first June 14 then June 28. But till now, nothing has happened."
Third-year BCom students alleged they were 'misinformed' about the new rule. "Students are feeling helpless as the application of a new rule is done before informing the faculty and, more importantly, students" said Avinash from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College.
Another protester, Lokender Rana, said: "I scored 70 marks overall in Computer Applications theory exam, but they failed me as I scored 11 marks in the practical. But we were informed that having 40 marks was enough to pass."
"All we are getting from them is dates and excuses that the committee is looking for a solution, but nothing has been done yet," said Vikas Nagar, another BCom student.