Delhi University Students Who Failed to Clear Exam to Get 10 Grace Marks to Pass

Published By: Sukanya Nandy

Last Updated: December 20, 2023, 13:13 IST

The students will be granted 10 additional points as grace marks to obtain their degree and will be applicable for only those who have not been able to clear one paper despite availing all their special chances, a DU official said (File photo/X)

As per the approved proposal, the Delhi University will constitute a committee comprising of academic advisors, faculty members, and administrators to evaluate the requests from the students to avail the grace marks

The Delhi University (DU) students, who have failed to clear a single remaining paper and have exhausted all special chances to obtain a degree, will be awarded grace marks to pass, said a senior varsity official on Tuesday. The students will be granted 10 additional points as grace marks to obtain their degree and will be applicable for only those who have not been able to clear one paper despite availing all their special chances, the official said.

“If a student has not been able to complete his/her degree because they flunked in a single paper, the Delhi University will grant 10 additional marks to such students to help them pass the exam and obtain their degree,” the official told PTI.

The provision will include the students whose degree should have been completed in 2021-22 and 2022-23 during the COVID-19 outbreak in India, and those who appeared for the centenary chance with a limit of four papers, the official explained. It will also be applicable for the M.Phil students besides those enrolled in the undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) programmes, as per a proposal document approved by the Executive Council — the university’s highest decision marking body.

The decision has been taken to provide relief to the students, who either were not able to appear for the exams during the pandemic due to unforeseen challenges such as remote learning, limited access to resources, or health-related concerns or have their degree in limbo due to failing in just one paper, it said.

As per the approved proposal, the university will constitute a committee comprising of academic advisors, faculty members, and administrators to evaluate the requests from the students to avail the grace marks. The students will be required to submit a valid reason for failing to clear the single paper or extending their span period for completing the degree — the feasibility of which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The committee will also decide to conduct a special chance examination for these students to facilitate their degree completion.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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