Angered by the Delhi University’s (DU) alleged inaction over ‘mass failures’ in Sociology, DU students on Monday decided to reach out to Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani over Twitter to voice their concerns and seek redressal.
In reply to the students’ appeal on Twitter, Irani said that officials from the HRD Ministry were in talks with the DU administration.
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At least 400 students from various colleges affiliated to the University have failed in Sociology. The students have claimed that the answer sheets were evaluated erronously and demanded that the papers be rechecked.
When they approached their college authorities, they were asked to file an application for re-evaluation.
“We were asking that our paper be rechecked. But the administration refused, saying we could get reevaluation done and it would be free of cost. Our results were supposed to be out today, but then they told us that we need to apply and pay a fee first and that it would take 61 days at least for the process to be completed,” said Devyani Dua, from Shivaji College.
As many as 250 out of 260 students from her college, studying in various courses, had failed in Sociology. Students from Laxmi Bai College, Janki Devi Memorial College and Aurobindo College — who failed to clear the exam — also sat on a dharna outside the DSW office.