Kolkata: A good news for the students of Calcutta University. Honours students at Calcutta University will be promoted even if they fail in the elective papers. The elective papers can be cleared in a supplementary exam.
The decision to resurrect an older rule of 2009 had come days after education minister Partha Chatterjee asked the university to make provisions for promoting students who had failed the BA and BSc Part-I exams.
A notification posted on the university’s website on April 17, says: “It is notified… that in terms of the provisions of the Calcutta University Act, 1979 (as amended), the syndicate in its meeting held on 26.03.2018 approved certain amendments to some clauses of the existing regulations relating to examination for BA, BSc (honours and general) courses of studies under (1+1+1) system of examinations. The above shall take effect from the academic session 2016-17 and onwards”.
The university had on February 7 decided to revoke a rule implemented in 2017 that required students to pass in the honours paper and at least one elective paper to be promoted to a higher class.