Students of Arts faculty of MS University has said introduction of semester system has led to a sharp fall in results,with only 22.6 per cent declared passed for the first semester examination conducted in December last year,one of the lowest pass percentage for the faculty.
Some students of the university have also blamed the semester system for delay in declaration of result and rise in cost of education and examination forms fee. As per rules,university should declare results within 45 days after conducting the examinations,but declaration of results was delayed for which the university blamed the introduction of computerised system this year.
The university delayed the result of the first semester exam by several months. We are under tremendous pressure due to the introduction of semester system, said Parth Pandya,a second year BA (Gujarati) student.
For boy students,the university has raised education fee for commerce faculty to Rs 1,890 for 2012-13 from Rs 1,540 a year ago,and for arts faculty to Rs 2,025 from Rs 1,770 a year ago. For girl students seeking admission in arts faculty,admission fee has been raised to Rs 590 from Rs 440 a year ago.
Education fee for law faculty for boy students has been raised to Rs 33,000 from Rs 20,000 a year ago,and for girl students to 3,000 from Rs 2,500 a year ago. Admission form fee for arts faculty has been raised to Rs 200 from Rs 10 a year ago.
University authorities said introduction of Choice-based Credit System as per recommendations of the University Grants Commission (UGC) has led to the rise. Computerised admission process that we introduced this year require investment. Meanwhile,there is no other source from which we can recover our expenses,so we increased education and admission form fee, Amit Dholakia,director of communication cell in MS University,said.