At least 10 of the 12 students of BA History (Hons) third year from Ramjas College who took their subsidiary Economics exam in May 2015 have failed. The results were uploaded on the Delhi University (DU) website on Wednesday night. One student has just about scraped through. One student could not be contacted to confirm whether he had failed or passed.
“Our results were uploaded on Wednesday night around 8 pm and we were shocked to find that most of us had failed. The paper was very easy and although it was to be attempted in three hours, we all managed to complete it in half the time. There is no way that we could have failed,” an affected student said.
All 10 students have scored between 15 and 28 marks out of 75. The pass mark is 30. The only boy to pass — who scored 36 — was the topper of the batch in the second year. The third year batch of History has roughly 70 students, out of which 12 chose Economics as their Concurrent Disciplinary Course (CDC).
Teachers of the History department under whom these students studied are equally perplexed by the situation.
“It appears to be a mass failure. I’m quite shocked because these are bright, thinking and hard-working students who especially flowered in the third year,” said Associate Professor of History Mukul Mangalik.
On Thursday morning, the students went to the examination branch to apply for revaluation and then went to the Dean Students’ Welfare (DSW) office to speak to authorities concerned. They claimed that the administration was dismissive rather than helpful.