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

India will set example of post-Covid-19 economic revival: Modi

India is determined to “set an example” for the rest of the word in the post-pandemic economic revival, prime minister Narendra Modi has said, underling the need to become self-reliant. “There is also a widespread debate on how the economies of various countries, including

3,543 ‘Shramik Special’ trains transport 48 lakh people in 26 days

Close to 48 lakh migrant labourers have been able to reach home from the cities they were working in, as the Indian Railways have run a total of 3,543 “Sharmik Special” trains from May 1. Following the home ministry order regarding the movement by special trains of migrant worker

How Jeevan Raths have helped 52,000 migrants in Maharashtra

Before the novel coronavirus hit it, Mumbai about 10-12 lakh labourers from elsewhere had made it their home. The figure for the state of Maharashtra was another 18-20 lakh. As the pandemic spread and the Maximum City emerged as the worst-hit place in India, all economic activities came to an end, and with

China is practicing attack as the best form of defence

For the rest of the world, it is not easy to understand China when it comes to politics or economics. Under pressure from the international community, it has accepted to open the country for a “comprehensive” probe into the origin of the deadly coronavirus. But it is not clear whether the Asian

Corona warriors to “flush the virus” in Mumbai

Even as humanitarian support is pouring in to help distressed migrants amid Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, civil society organizations and NGOs are working for sanitation of community toilets which have become breeding source of virus infection. Every community toilet has 20 seats. Each

How lockdown was used to shore up health infrastructure

India, completing about two months of lockdown to protect against the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, has made good use of the time to improve health infrastructure, the government has said. Countering media reports “about some decisions of the government regarding the lockdown implem



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter