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Sikkim University makes it easier for students

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 10, 2009

GANGTOK, 9 JULY: Sikkim University would introduce the ‘back paper scheme’ for undergraduate level courses being offered through its affiliated colleges. The 89 per cent pass percentage in its announced results seems to have encouraged some leniency.
Dr MP Kharel, principal, Sikkim Government College, Tadong said: “Though it is yet to be announced officially, the result summary that reads ~ ‘failed but promoted’ is self explanatory.”
It is also learnt that the SU would give two additional chances of re-examination apart from the scheduled six semesters for undergraduate course of study. The act is seen as an alternative to the back paper system earlier practised under the NBU.
In an attempt to give another chance to students who fail to complete the six semesters within the given period, an additional seventh semester would soon be introduced by the SU. The system, termed “Zero Semester” could be availed of by those who fail to sit for end-semester exams due to unavoidable reasons.
Nine colleges in the state earlier affiliated to the North Bengal University have been brought under the SU purview since its inception in 2007. The Sikkim University is a Central institution established and funded by the government of India under an Act of Parliament. It was set up on 2 July, 2007.
According to Dr Kharel, the Sikkim colleges’ NBU connection would come to an end in 2012 after all students have cleared their courses.
Under the new exam pattern of the NBU, 87 per cent of honours students passed while the results of general course are yet to be summarised. It is also informed that two students secured first class marks while one passed with distinction in the NBU results announced so far.

Source: The Statesman

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