Students express concerns over exams, attendance

Delhi University vice-chancellor Dinesh Singh gave a jump-start to his proposed series of public meetings with an interaction on Thursday.

“Why are we getting information about a public meeting from newspapers rather than your office?” said Arun Hooda, president of Delhi University Students Union.

Facility scrapped

Hooda raised concerns over scrapping the ‘special chance’ category, to which the VC said  the university is struggling to deal with answer scripts of students who are presently studying in DU.

“How do you expect us to look into papers by students who have already been given a chance for six years? But we will look into it,” said Singh.

Some first-year students from Dyal Singh College said since their attendance was not uploaded on the website before this semester exams, they have suddenly been detained and are not being allowed to sit for their last exam which was on Thursday.

“The college let us sit for the first three exams. But when we went for our fourth exam today, the administration informed more than 200 students that we have been detained because of low attendance,” said Roopam from Dyal Singh college on Thursday.

The VC asked students to write to the dean of college and assured that the administra-
tion will get back in a week’s time.

Law faculty students, who were given late admission, complained that they are not being allowed to sit for their ongoing exams.

An MSc student complained that 150 students are being failed on purpose every year which is spoiling their career.

“We have written letters to the dean and even tried to approach the VC, but there has been no response from any DU official. Are two or three students supposed to commit suicide outside your office to make our voices heard?” he said.

Dinesh Singh said this has been happening for a long time and the administration is in talks with the department. “I will personally look into the issue,” said Singh.

Singh added that these meetings will be held every Thursday where students, teachers, karamcharis and anybody who has issues, will be heard.

However, DUTA alleged that they were not allowed to attend the public meeting after which they started protesting outside the meeting venue.

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