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Mass failure in sociology : Re-evaluation on priority, says DU

Mass failure in sociology : Re-evaluation on priority, says DU
Following HRD Minister Smriti Irani's assurance to students of enquiring into the mass failure in Sociology examination, Delhi University said answer scripts of the students concerned "are being re-evaluated on a priority basis."

"The Department of Sociology has been directed to assist students on a priority basis and to ensure that the concerned processes of examining have been followed before the first declaration of results and during re-evaulation."

"At the same time the university has written to the principals of these colleges to provide information about the timetables for the classes of this paper along with the attendance registers of these students and the records that indicate whether classes were held regularly or not," DU Registrar Tarun Das said in an official statement.

Irani had on Sunday assured the students that the officials will enquire with the varsity over mass failure in Sociology paper which had triggered widespread resentment among the Delhi University students.

"Have asked officers to enquire with DU,” she tweeted in response to the request of the student's who took to social media to vent their ire.

At least 410 students of Delhi University colleges had failed in Sociology examination triggering protests.

The aggrieved students staged protests at the office of Dean of Students' Welfare's (DSW), alleging discrepancies in result, error in evaluation and sought his intervention into the issue.

While 250 out of 260 students of Shivaji college have failed the examination, 102 out of 120 Political (Hons) students at Laxmi Bai college, 38 out of 50 at Janki Devi Memorial college and 20 out of 25 at Keshav Mahavidyalya have also failed to clear the exam.

Sociology in Contemporary India is an interdisciplinary subject for honours' students in these colleges.

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The university had last week announced that it would waive off re-evaluation fee of over 400 students who have flunked the Sociology examination and assured a through probe into the issue.

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