The results of 2nd year students of B Sc physical science in University of Delhi (DU) shocked everybody earlier this week when it was announced that more than 41% students have failed in the examinations that were conducted in May-June this year and only around 44% students have managed to pass the examinations. Students of Ramjas College, Kirori Mal College (KMC), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (DDUC) and Hindu College were among the worst hit.
The outraged students protested outside the Vice-Chancellor’s (VC) office and submitted a representation to the Dean of examinations on Thursday. According to the data available, out of a total of 663 students across 12 colleges, only 291 students have managed to pass the examination and 274 students have failed. Overall, around 29% students have got back in one or more subjects.
Surprised by the result, Abha D Habib, a Science faculty member of Miranda House, said, “The failure rate is unnatural. If the internal assessments are fine, I don’t see why students failed.”
Sangeeta Gadre, faculty member, physics, KMC, blames the course syllabi for poor performance of students and explains, “Many of these students are not high scorers like those in 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.”
The Dean of examinations, R C Sharma, said his office will examine the representation before coming to any conclusion.