NEW DELHI: Delhi University today announced that it would waive off re-evaluation fee of over 400 DU students who have flunked the Sociology examination and are crying foul over the result, assuring a through probe into the issue.
At least 410 students of Delhi University colleges have failed in Sociology examination triggering protests, alleging error in evaluation. The aggrieved students today staged a protest for the second day at Dean of Students' Welfare's (DSW) office, alleging discrepancies in result and seeking his intervention into the issue.
"The university is seized of the matter and it is getting the collective complaints thoroughly examined and fair play will be ensured to protect the interest of the students," DU Spokesperson and Joint Dean of Students' Welfare, Malay Neerav said.
"DU has also decided that the students will not be charged re-evaluation fee of Rs 1,000 for the subject. If any student has grievance regarding loss of any opportunity due to delay in result, he or she can approach the varsity and the request will be addressed," he added.
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.
The students, all of them final-year students, are under panic as the result can hamper their further study plans.
When the results were announced, the students had approached the authorities in their respective colleges, who had instructed them to apply for re-evaluation.
However, the students approached the DSW fearing that the re-evaluation process might not yield fair results.