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Students of PEC varsity protest against three-point pass system

The students of PEC University of Technology on Thursday protested against the introduction of a three-point system against a single point to pass a semester.

The students of PEC University of Technology on Thursday protested against the introduction of a three-point system against a single point to pass a semester. They claimed that because of the implementation of new rule in the summer term,55 to 65 students will be terminated.

The students wondered that though during other years there was only credit criteria for promotion from second to third and third to fourth year,how can an institute implement a different set of rules on students admitted through the same entrance exam.

According to the three-point system,students must have minimum five cumulative grade point average (CGPA),must not have more than two backlogs — ie for the first year — and out of 11 subjects,one has to clear a minimum of nine subjects.

If any student failed to fulfill any one of above conditions,he or she will get year back and can even face termination.

The protesting students also complained against the abrupt increase in college and hostel fees since 2005. Despite the increase,the students are suffering from poor infrastructure,they alleged. “The academic fee has been increased from Rs 4,500 per semester (2005) to Rs 37,500 per semester (2010). Also,without any reason,the hostel fee has been increased from Rs 16,900 to Rs 28,700. But on the other hand,no single facility has been increased,” said Pradeep Singh,president of Student For Society — the protesting students’ organisation.