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Instability in Grades Astonish Delhi University Students

Feb 15, 2016 17:41 IST

    The entire grading system used by Delhi University has loomed into the cloud of doubts as many students found their SGPAs (Semester Grade Point Averages), updated or revised without any explanation, even after the results were declared. Many teachers have become alarmed with such fluidity in the grading system. According to a Mathematics Honors student Shankar Pandey, “I was hoping for an SGPA of about 7.5. On January 12, when I saw I’d got a 5.91, I accepted that. But once you declare the result, it should be fixed. When I checked my score two days later, my SGPA had been reduced to 5.64”. The screenshot of the result of Pandey says that the result was updated on 13 January, 2016. Many such students have increased SGPA rankings after similar revision, which is continuing the horror of CBCS’s grading system.

    There were reports of fluctuation of SGPA ranks in different dates at the website reported as well. Pandey further stated, “I don’t believe the revised grade nor do I trust the system. It will harm us in the future, but I am alone in this. Why should those whose marks have increased complain?” Quite a few students have their SGPA ranks increased as well. Quite a few among them are still against the grading system. One such student Abha Deve Habib said, “If I get 20 out of 100 in my exam, I want that printed on my mark sheet.” According to the executive Council of DU, “Such fluctuation drops a question-mark on the entire system. There’s no explanation for why grades have changed for some students. Teachers are clueless because the absolute marks used for paper-evaluation and internal assessment is not given on the sheets.”


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