Riya Kwattra was one of the few students after her exams last year. She is pursuing a B.Sc. degree in computer science from Delhi University. She had to sit for the theory of computation paper in November/December again to clear her exams.
She said that when the results were declared In February, she was disappointed to find the same result as earlier. She has written several letters to the University, requesting a re-evaluation. But even after all these months, the examination branch is yet to respond to her letter.
Many people are alleging a systemic rot in DU because of all these problems related to students’ issues. They have also pointed out how the results of exams have been delayed, how the incorrect assessment has increased, and how the re-evaluation is going nowhere.
Kwattra has not had her grievance looked into despite several visits from her Haryana home to DU. She said that she does not even know when the results will be declared and if she will be eligible to sit for some entrance exams she is preparing for.
Sharad Kumar, a BA student of Motilal Nehru Evening College shares her predicament. He also got a failed assessment again when he sat for his exam in November/December. Kumar wants to study in law faculty. He said that clearly there is some fault with the evaluation. Many students have faced the same problems in different subjects. A letter was sent by the NSUI to the dean of examinations on this.
Somya Vats and Tapsi Chadha claimed that the students were mystified with the results of BA (Hons.) English. Chadha alleged that first of all, the results were announced late. Then the declared results were faulty. Many students approached the University for re-evaluation but none of those students have got a response for two months now.
They said that the university has not even acknowledged the request of students after they charged them Rs 1,000. Delhi High Court had pulled up Du, last week, for withholding the certificates of 5 doctors who passed out from Lady Harding Medical College in 2018.
The court criticized the delay and wondered why the marks transcripts and degrees could not be provided to the students online.
A member of the Executive Council of DU, Rajesh Jha, said that the university’s examination system is in a state of total chaos. Students are forced to approach the judiciary for the redressal of their grievances. The teachers have also received so many calls from parents about the arbitrariness in the results of last semester.