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Second-year students of B.Sc Physical Science were in for a rude shock when Delhi University announced the results earlier this week. A mere 44% of the students managed to pass the course, while more than 41% failed in the exams conducted in May-June , 2011. Among the worst hit were students from colleges like Ramjas, Kirori Mal College (KMC), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) and Hindu.
According to the data available with TOI, out of a total of 663 students across 12 colleges, only 291 passed the exam. There were 274 students in the unsuccessful category. A total of 193 students are eligible for promotion to the third year but are required to reappear in the subject(s) they failed to clear. In all, more than 29% of the students failed to clear either one or more than one paper in the exams. Of the 663 students, 118 students failed to clear the mathematics exam this year. At Ramjas College, 57 of the 108 students failed, while 22 managed to score passing marks without any backlog. At KMC, only 16of the 87 students managed to pass, while 49 students failed to clear the exam. Similarly, at DDU, 14 of the 58 students passed, while 58 did not make the grade. The students protested in front of the vice-chancellor's office and submitted a representation to the dean of examinations on Thursday. Teachers are blaming the syllabi for the dismal performance. "Many of these students are not high scorers like those in the B.Sc (honours) course. The syllabi of the course comprises components from three honours courses - mathematics, physics and chemistry. The difficulty level, therefore, is high," said Sangeeta Gadre, faculty member, physics, Kirori Mal College. Terming the failure rate "unnatural", Abha D Habib, a science faculty member of Miranda House, said, "If the internal assessments are fine, I don't see why students failed." The Dean of Examinations, R. C. Sharma, said his office will examine the representation before coming to any conclusion.
Courtesy: Times of India
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