Like previous few year, Delhi University’s decision to promote failed second year students has come into limelight. Following a protest where a large number of law faculty students failed in the second year, the authorities have decided to promote those students to the third year on the basis that they will have to clear all the papers by the end of the third year.
However, it may bring some fresh chills to the students but it would be a lot of pressure. In the final year of graduation, it would be cumbersome to prepare for the backlogs while studying for the regular papers.
A senior teacher of Hansraj college said the university has been changing rules very frequently which makes inevitable to such decision but it will cost students in the third year with extra mental pressure. For now, the promoted student will be treated as normal third-year students and they should plan accordingly to the situation.
The decision came due to a recently revised university curriculum which has implemented Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). Last year, Ministry of HRD introduced CBCS, where the subjects are divided into hours and marks are given in credits. CBCS enables students to move from one institution to the other by earning and transferring credits.
Students who have promoted to the second year are a part of CBCS if the current second year failed students were held back then they would have to face CBCS for which they have to start from the first year to get the degree.
The past few years have also been a victim of similar situations. In 2013, when the four-year undergraduate system (FYUP) was introduced, the students who failed in the first and second year got promoted. Later, it was removed by the MHRD. Also in 2015, the second year students who were under FYUP system got promoted in the third year.
These frequent changes have put effect on the education of the Delhi University students. Being the famous university, HRD and DU authorities should not frequently amend the law which affects the current students. However, any new changes should be applicable to only fresher and should not intervene its current students.