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CU students score poorly, only 43% manage to pass

Kolkata: In a poor show of academic performance, only 43 percent students of Calcutta University (CU) managed to clear their graduation in Bachelor of Arts (BA). Out of 64,543 candidates who sat for the BA (Honours) and BA (General) examinations, only 28,000 students secured pass marks.
Performance in Bachelor of Science (BSc) was much better with 71 percent students in Honours and Pass managing to clear their graduation. The Calcutta University on Friday announced the results of BA (Hons and General) and BSc (Honours and General)
It may be mentioned that around 15,000 students had appeared for the BSc examination in Honours and Pass and 11,000 of them have managed to pass.
The Calcutta University has ushered in a change in the examination pattern from 2016 in BA and BSC that came into effect with the results announced on Friday. According to the change, a students with Honours in both Arts and Science have to clear the honours subject and have to pass at least in one of the two subjects in the Pass course. For BA and BSc general students, the candidates have to clear at least two of the three Pass subjects. "As per our scrutiny of the results, it is this change in the examination pattern that resulted in the poor show. Students have found it difficult to cope with this change," a senior CU official said.
The students have appeared in this year's examination under three regulations. The results under the new regulations of 2016 have not been up to the mark but in the other two regulations the performances have been better. The examination for Honours in BA and BSc commenced on July 25 and ended on July 28. The examination for the Pass subjects in both BA and BSc started on August 2 and ended on August 11.
The practical examinations were held after the written one.
It may be mentioned that the results of the students were available on the website wbresults.nic.in from 3 pm in the afternoon. Mark sheets will be handed over to the students soon.
The University of Calcutta had released the results of B.Com Part-I Honours, General and Major Examination 2017, earlier last week on January 17, 2018. The results in B. Com was far better that BA, BSc," a CU official said.
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