Press Esc to close
Tuesday 25 November 2014
News updated at 3:23 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

DU committee rejects 25 special-chance cases

New Delhi, Nov 29, 2012, DHNS:

Protest outside vice chancellorís office

Twenty-five cases of students who had applied for a  ‘special chance’ to write exams even after the expiry of the stipulated six-year period were rejected at a Delhi University meeting on Thursday.

“The meeting was headed by the registrar instead of the vice chancellor and he was not ready to listen to our arguments. Some 300 to 600 students used to be considered under the special chance category earlier,” said Amitabh Chakravarty, a member of the committee.
Ten of the cases taken up at Thursday’s standing committee meeting were of students who had only one paper to clear, he said. It has been the practice over the years that a standing committee of DU's academic council looks into the genuineness of the cases of students who apply for a special chance to write an exam they failed to sit for earlier.

But a DU notification on October 10 said, “It is hereby notified that applications for grant of ‘special chance’ beyond the stipulated period shall not be considered by the university.” Of the 23 members in the standing committee, nine opposed this decision. Students, whose cases were rejected, argued that the university should have given prior notice.


“I have only one paper left from my third year. l was asked to come on October 14 to submit the form but when I came, the administration showed the notice saying this is not possible any more,” said Ashish Kumar, a BCom student from the School of Open Learning.

After the meeting, students protested against the issue outside VC’s office. Other issues agitating them  included evaluation of one paper, by three teachers, doing away with  re-evaluation, no prep leave before exams, mere one-day gaps between papers and an `arbitrary' attendance policy.

“If three teachers check one paper, they will not be able to judge us properly which will lead to decline in marks. Moreover, we will not be able to seek re-evaluation as well,” said Pragya Chawla, a first year student from Miranda House College. However, DU officials said they will look into individual special chance cases.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bengaluru pride march for freedom, equality, justice

Bengaluru pride march for freedom, equality, justice

Asia Cup Championship for Deaf 2014

Asia Cup Championship for Deaf 2014

Kashmiri Pandit's protest against Jammu Police

Kashmiri Pandit's protest against Jammu Police

Bridal Fashion show of Trousseau week by Mirrors and Within, Latha Puttanna (Shristhi), Apranje

Bridal Fashion show of Trousseau week by Mirrors and Within, Latha Puttanna (Shristhi), Apranje

Winter Session of Parliament

Winter Session of Parliament

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix

Winners of Delhi Half Marathon 2014

Winners of Delhi Half Marathon 2014

Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

Elderly women take part in Tug-of War during annual month long sports competition...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

A tigress in a playfull mood at the Maharajbag Zoo in Nagpur, Maharashtra...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts make a formation in the shape...

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