Press Esc to close
Sunday 26 June 2016
News updated at 2:14 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.5°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Students throw weight behind DUTA members

New Delhi, Oct 11, 2012, (PTI) :

They are unhappy about several university decisions

Several students on Thursday turned up to show solidarity with the Delhi University Teachers Association members who are on hunger strike, demanding a dialogue with the administration over academic changes being made at the university.

Students complained about errors in their final exam results. “We are clueless about the evaluation process in the last semester exams. With hardly any time to finish the course, several students from my class were seen running around to get their marks rectified, and wasted at least two months,” said a Ramjas College student.

BA programme students from Gargi College complained about the entire class being failed in German language paper.

“Firstly, the results were declared two to three months after the new semester started. And then we get the information that the entire class is failed. This is too much mental stress. Then after several months the examination branch said it was their mistake,” said Shivangi, a second year student.

Last year, authorities put up a new set of reduced marks on the website a few weeks after the first semester results were initially declared. Later, DU clarified that it was a technical glitch.

Students were also questioning the new rule under which students have to write their name and other details on answer sheets as it reveals their  identities. “Why is DU even giving scope for any kind of bias while marking? The vice chancellor has announced that three evaluators will check our copies. But how can the students be sure that the marks they get are what they deserved,” said Rajat, a student from Shri Ram College of Commerce. He also complained about the increase in re-evaluation fee to around Rs1,000 per paper.

“When we asked about the semester system and hike in re-evaluation, VC just kept nodding assuring that it will looked into. He talks about innovation projects, world class university. Tell him to first check the declining infrastructure,” said Umair, a student from Sri Venkateswara College.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture to congratulate Athlete Dutee chand

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture to congratulate Athlete Dutee chand

Cricketer Virat Kohli sings the national anthem during the opening ceremony of the Pro Kabaddi...

Cricketer Virat Kohli sings the national anthem during the opening ceremony of the Pro Kabaddi...

Security forces inspecting the CRPF bus which was attacked by militants on Srinagar-Jammu National..

Security forces inspecting the CRPF bus which was attacked by militants on Srinagar-Jammu National..

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at a roza iftar party in Lucknow...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at a roza iftar party in Lucknow...

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez during the launch of Aeropostale store in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez during the launch of Aeropostale store in Mumbai...

Two planes perform a dramatic fly past, during a display of the Red Arrows Display Team...

Two planes perform a dramatic fly past, during a display of the Red Arrows Display Team...

Local train on water logged railway track in Thane on Saturday. Local train services...

Local train on water logged railway track in Thane on Saturday. Local train services...

The launch of New Audi R8 V10 Plus in Hyderabad on Saturday...

The launch of New Audi R8 V10 Plus in Hyderabad on Saturday...

Siberian tigers play in the pool of their enclosure to cool themselves in the zoo...

Siberian tigers play in the pool of their enclosure to cool themselves in the zoo...

BJP activists holding a protest in front of Ram Remple in Bhubaneswar on Friday...

BJP activists holding a protest in front of Ram Remple in Bhubaneswar on Friday...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523