Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Several students pursuing the restructured B.Sc. (Programme) at Delhi University are continuing their over two-month-long agitation, protesting against their “unexpected and poor” showing in the final examination.

A group of students had launched a second indefinite hunger strike last Tuesday. That was called off on Friday following intervention by Proctor Gurmeet Singh.

“He assured us that results of the second year students would also be reconsidered. We meet the Proctor today (Tuesday) but we did not get any concrete response from him,” said a student.

For his part, Prof. Singh said: “We are trying to verify the database and all other facts, which will take time. Owing to holidays, there is not much staff also. The students are demanding that despite getting essential repeat in two main subjects of their course, they should be promoted to next year.”

“According to the University rules, students can be promoted to next year and can re-appear if they have failed in one main and one subsidiary subject. Their case is special. If we take a decision now, students from other courses can also demand the same later on. But still, since it is a new course, we do have a sympathetic attitude towards these students,” the Proctor added.

The students had launched their agitation this August demanding their results be reconsidered and they be promoted to the next year.

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