NEW DELHI: The Bachelor of Architecture students at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University GGSIPU colleges are in a spot following a new promotion policy that requires them to have more than credits out of the total in a year. Over students of the – batch have not been promoted to the next class as per the policy, which was introduced in October after the admission. Alleging that they were never informed about the change, the students protested on August , demanding promotion. The university has promised to set up a three-member committee to look into the matter. The students have also submitted a memorandum to the university seeking withdrawal of the policy. According to them, the university has stopped conducting supplementary exams, which means they will have to wait for a year to be promoted. “We are given credits per semester and we have to score maximum of credits in the whole year. If we fail to do so, we will automatically lose a year as we don’t have the opportunity to apply for supplementary exams. To clear two-three papers, we will have to sit at home for entire one year, doing nothing,” the memorandum stated. Tushar Sangal, a student who has been affected by the rule change, said, “The back-year rule was abolished many years ago, but again they have come up with it. Many students from earlier batches are being promoted to the next year despite not clearing various papers and are allowed to clear them while studying in the next year as they come under the earlier rule.
This is injustice to the batch. We all have a precious one year of our career at stake.” The registrar of the university, P K Upmanyu, told the students that a committee with the director of academic affairs, dean of School of Architecture Planning and the controller of examination would be constituted. “The committee will have seven days to submit,” Upmanyu said in the letter to the students. Despite repeated attempts, Upmanyu didn’t comment. “We are hoping that we will get to hear something positive from the university. This is grave injustice to us,” said Sangal.
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