Mass Failure in DU Again, This Time in Law

Kritika Sharma updated on : 24 Aug 2015

A large number of Law students in DU fail their semester exams this year. Students claim that they are marked absent despite having appeared for the paper.

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Yet again, there has been a mass failure at the Delhi University, this time in law where students allege they were marked absent despite attending the exam.

About 60 students, most of them in the second and final semesters, from all three law centres were marked absent, and now their results reflect as failed. While the second semester results were declared on July 23 and that of the final year on July 21, it was only recently that the detailed marksheets with subjectwise marks were released.

“We had given the examination and now have been marked absent in the Evidence Law paper. When we have taken the examination how can we be marked absent. Now the examination department is asking us to bring the attendance sheet, how will students access it?” questioned Tarun Narang, one of the Campus Law Centre students who was marked failed.

“Now the examination department is also asking us to wait for another 15 days and said they would look into the matter. This is gross negligence of the department and harassment to the students,” said another student.

A long line of students stood outside the university’s examination department with their grievances on Thursday. The final year students who have been marked failed rued that an entire year would go to waste for them in the current scenario.

Despite repeated attempts, HT could not reach the university authorities for a comment.

Last month too, a large number of off-campus students failed in Sociology. The students staged a protest outside the office of the dean (students’ welfare) after which the administration asked the examination department to re-evaluate the papers free of cost.

Source: Hindustan Times

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