Pass percentage for law courses may be lowered

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Pune: The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is drafting a proposal to amend the cut-off percentage for passing in the five- and three-year law courses.

The varsity recently conducted a meeting with principals and faculty members of law colleges regarding the large number of failures observed in law courses, which has caught the concern of the university.

Pune: The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is drafting a proposal to amend the cut-off percentage for passing in the five- and three-year law courses.

The varsity recently conducted a meeting with principals and faculty members of law colleges regarding the large number of failures observed in law courses, which has caught the concern of the university.

The proposal said that the pass percentage can be reduced from 50 per cent to 40 per cent for last three years of five year course. 
“The meeting included extensive discussions on several issues faced, from an increase in supplements to reduced pass percentage criteria in law faculty that needs to be changed. As observed, the passing percentage of students has been decreasing each year, therefore, to improve the situation we are considering to propose a new amendment in the evaluation system,” said Vice-Chancellor (VC) of SPPU, Nitin Karmalkar at a press meet held on Wednesday.

“Recently, 200 students failed due to the confusion in the evaluation system.  A student requires to score 35 per cent in each paper and an average of 50 per cent to pass in a semester. Therefore, several students raised objections, demanding a lower pass percentage,” said Karmalkar.

Ashok Chavan, Controller of Examination said that as soon as the proposal is drafted it will be submitted to the VC before forwarding it to the Academic Council. 

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