th semester too faces the one year long unfortunate wait to attain their degree. While Delhi University provides 2 opportunities to students of first and second year to clear their backlog (odd semester back in the forthcoming odd semesters and even semester ones in the future even semesters), that is not the case with final year students who have to wait for 6 more months (in case of 5th semester) and one more year (for 6th semester) after completion of their three years in college. This issue, although unnoticed yet, has now become the subject of a petition to the University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh. The petition has been filed by two students from Mata Sundri College, both fifth semester students with backlogs. They have demanded supplementary exams to be conducted within the successive semester for 5th semester students and within a month itself for 6th semester.
“We had included the issues of revaluation, special chance and supplementary exams in our agenda during the DUSU elections 2014-15 itself, out of which work has begun on the matter of revaluation. Although the other two demands were earlier refused by the university, we plan to organize a number of protests to achieve a green signal for the same in case of a negative verdict or lack of response to our letters. We assure the students our full support for the cause”, said Saket Bahuguna State Secretary, ABVP, Delhi and Navdeep Choudhary State Joint Secretary, ABVP, Delhi.According to Shradha Chawla, Mr. Prashant Nagar, Assistant Controller of Exams has refused to make any changes in the existing system. The reaction of the Vice Chancellor on the issue is still awaited. The petition can be found on the internet and is being signed by thousands of students to support the cause. “Studying in a premier institution such as Delhi University brings upon a lot of pride for students to pursue further studies abroad or in various other renowned institutions. However, a backlog in even one subject not only wastes a year but also puts an end to or delays the scope of such future prospects that can channel their lives for a better tomorrow. Thereby I strongly speak for the petition to allow supplementary exams and rid the final year students of such adverse circumstances”, said Aanchal Jain from 6th semester, Motilal Nehru College. ]]>