CU to bring out fresh results of Part I in bid for better pass rate
Kolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) has decided to bring out results of BA and BSc Part I examinations afresh as per the older regulations of 2009.
The decision was taken at the syndicate meeting of the varsity on Tuesday, which is the highest decision-making body of CU.
"We have decided to publish results afresh as per the older regulations of 2009 for the sake of natural justice to the students. We have already done a scrutiny and have found out that if re- sults are published as per the older regulations, then the standard of results of 2016 examination will be more or less same as that of this year," said vice-chancellor of the varsity Sonali Chakravarti Baner- jee.
CU students had performed very poorly, particularly in BA Part I examinations, in which 57 percent students have failed. Out of 64,453 candidates who sat for the BA (Honours) and BA (General) examinations, around 28,000 students secured pass marks.
The results were declared on January 25 as per the new regulations that had come into effect in 2016.
As per the new regulation, a student with Honours in both Arts and Science has to clear the Honours subject and has 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.
According to the old regulations, students who fail in an Honours or pass paper, can sit for supplementary examination, that is held in a few months' time.
"Since results will be brought out afresh as per the old regulations, students will also get the chance of supplementary examination," a syndicate member said.
It may be mentioned that the classes for students whose results were under the scanner, had started in the third week of July 2016.
The new regulations were confirmed by the syndicate only on February 15, 2017 and the Part I examination was held on July 25, 2017.
"So this is where the natural justice for the students came under the consideration of the syndicate and all members agreed to it," the vice-chancellor said.
Performance in BSc was much better with 71 percent students in Honours and Pass managing to clear their graduation.
It may be mentioned that state Education minister Partha Chatterjee had requested the syndicate to look into the matter so that the future of the students doesn't get affected and had urged the authorities to see whether the old regulations can prevail.