DU teachers to use RTI to expose semester results

High percentage of students with full marks in Maths, Economics, Hindi, Chemistry, Physics

jasleen

Jasleen Kaur | January 31, 2012



First it was implementation of the semester system and now its results have triggered outrage among professors of the Delhi University. Students have scored very high. While they are jubilant, teachers wonder if it has been done to prove the success of the semester system. Teachers are now planning to use the RTI to find the truth.

Professor Dev Abha, department of Physics, Miranda college says after CBSE, it is DU which is giving 100% marks to students. He said, “To prove that the introduced system is successful, the university administration is running a scam where departments unofficially told teachers to delete portions of the syllabi. The moderation committees diluted the question papers, teachers were instructed to be liberal in giving marks.”
Each of the three Eco theory papers of the university finals shows that 119 students in Paper 1, 88 students in Paper 2 and 179 students in Paper 3 of the subject have scored full 75 marks.

Nandita Dutta from the department of Economics in Miranda House says marks have been given to prove the success of the semester system. “When we write to foreign universities for recommendations we write on the basis of percentile and not on the basis of percentage. But if we start giving marks to students in this way, there will be nothing special about our university,” Dutta said. She adds, “Our students are offered huge pay packages even after graduation but this result has actually questioned the authenticity of the university.”

Teachers say that those in the final year which followed the annual examination pattern have scored average but those in the first semester have scored really high. “Degree of difficulty remains the same, the teachers are the same, so what has led to such high scores under this system,” asks Dutta.
In Mathematics, 70 students in Paper 1, 80 students in Paper 2, 55 students in Paper 3 and 25 students in Paper 4 have scored full marks.

Professor Nandita Narain, department of Maths, St. Stephen’s college mentions that professors were asked to reduce the syllabus during the meeting of the department in October last year. They were asked to set up an easy paper and mark leniently. “It is shocking to see the result. We will file RTIs to know what happened,” she said adding, “they have devalued the degree given by the best university in the country”. She says the marks were inflated after the evaluation of marksheets.

Teachers say they have been giving grace marks to those who need it but it has happened for the first time that moderation has been done across the board.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Digital literacy awareness programme for senior citizens in Mumbai

A digital education and awareness programme was organised by Centre for the Study of Social Change (CSSC) under union ministry of social justice and empowerment. Principal Advisor, CSSC and former Mumbai Mayor, Advocate Nirmala Samant Prabhvalkar explained to senior citizens about how to us

India fares poorly in global talent competitiveness index

India stood 92nd in the latest rankings of the global talent competitiveness index. Switzerland topped the rankings, with Singapore coming second. United Kingdom was in the third position. The report accompanying the rankings said that India’s information technology (IT) sector is alre

Gandhigiri, chamchagiri and the spinning-wheel doctors

There are two kinds of acts from the so-called fringe elements of the BJP: one embarrasses only the secular-liberals but resonates well with the party’s core constituency, and the other embarrasses the party more than the rest. Sakshi Maharaj’s latest rant is of the first type.

About 2.68 crore disabled in India: Govt report

As per census 2011, in India, out of the 121 crore population, about 2.68 crore persons are ‘disabled’ which is 2.21 percent of the total population. In an era where ‘inclusive development’ is being emphasised as the right path towards sustainable development, focussed initiatives f

44 high potential regional connectivity scheme airports in India: Report

As many as 44 high potential RCS airports have been identified from among 414 airfields available in India, said a report. The FICCI-KPMG report has presented over 370 possible destinations from the high-potential RCS airports, the projected financial statements for four aircraft types and s

RBI holds over 500 tonnes of gold

The Reserve Bank holds 557.77 tonnes of gold; of which, 265.49 tonnes are held overseas in safe custody with the Bank of England and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Gold as a share of the total foreign exchange reserves in value terms ($) stood at about 5.75 percent as at end-September, 2016,

Video

एक प्रतिशत लोगों के पास देश की 58 प्रतिशत संपत्ति

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter