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Months after protesting towards the administration’s determination to introduce a brand new grading sample for all college students, the University of Mumbai (MU) on Monday directed Vile Parle’s Mithibai College to implement the system progressively, beginning with solely first-year college students this yr.

MU’s board of examination (BoE), in a letter to the faculty principal, questioned the institute’s determination to implement the brand new grading sample for all of the lessons, as a substitute of implementing it phase-wise, ranging from the contemporary batch of scholars. It additional acknowledged that the institute should chorus from implementing the brand new grading sample to all batches, besides their first-year batch.

“In response to the reply sent by you to the vice-chancellor of MU, I bring to your notice that any change/modification/revision to grading system has to be implemented only with effect from first year and must not be implemented for students who have already cleared the previous year on the basis of an earlier grading system,” mentioned a letter signed by BoE director, Vinod Patil.

He additional added that this rule is adopted by the college in addition to all affiliated schools, together with autonomous institutes.

Despite repeated makes an attempt, Mithibai College principal Rajpal Hande and Asoke Basak, chief government officer of the Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) (the belief which runs the faculty), have been unavailable for feedback.

HT beforehand reported that for over 4 months undergraduate college students of Mithibai College protested towards the introduction of the brand new grading system. In February, tons of of scholars staged a silent protest on campus after receiving the outcomes of the earlier semester. Many, particularly final-year college students, identified that their scores fell drastically within the earlier semester after the faculty launched a 10-point grading system, as a substitute of the seven-point system adopted by MU.

“This new system, which was introduced after the college got autonomy, is affecting our scores. We requested the management to introduce the new system in the first semester and not in the middle of the academic year, and we were assured that the academic council will look into it,” mentioned a scholar.

However, regardless of repeated assurances to college students that the choice will probably be reviewed, the faculty, two weeks in the past, introduced the outcomes of second-year college students based mostly on the brand new grading sample.

“We are in a single, integrated three-year course and so the administration can’t introduce new grading patterns without our consent. Changes to the grading system left most students with lower grades as compared to previous semesters and that is unacceptable, especially because it’s not our fault,” mentioned one other scholar, who didn’t wished to be named.

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