NEW DELHI: Delhi University has decided to review the grading pattern after protests by students who complained of their results distress due to the relative marking.
The new grading system does not take single performance into consider and marks are given on the basis of the average score of the class resulting in mass failure, according to agitating students.
After the first semester grades were announced, it was seen that under the relative marking system presented in undergraduate courses students will now have to score more than 100 per cent marks to get the exceptional marks in some subjects.
Now the examiners have to convert the absolute marks into letter grades and grade points through UGC - devised formula.
The executive members have upraised the grievances, saying the relative grading system was neither placed before the statuary bodies nor was it informed before the results were out.
Following the matter, DU governs the CBCS committee to recheck the marking pattern and submit suggestions.
A senior university official said, "The vice chancellor has recommended some modifications regarding computation of grades after look into the various aspects related with examination."
The official added, "The Dean of student's welfare has search for feedback from number of colleges on the suggested changes following which a final conclusion will be taken."
CBCS allows a "Cafeteria approach" and also allows students 'seamless mobility' across higher education institutions along with transfer of course credits.
Last year, DU had gone forward with the CBCS execution saying it has been "mandated" by UGC and the varsity is helpless in this regard, despite disagreement from a unit of students and teachers.
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