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