AU stu­dents get 5 chances to clear back­log

Those fail­ing to do so will be sent back to first se­mes­ter

The Hindu - - TAMIL NADU - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

Stu­dents of Anna Univer­sity’s af­fil­i­ated col­leges from the 2017-18 batch on­wards will hence­forth get five chances to clear their back­log of sub­jects in which they failed in the first se­mes­ter.

They will be al­lowed to write the ex­ams ev­ery se­mes­ter till the end of the fifth se­mes­ter, said Vice-Chan­cel­lor M.K. Su­rappa. “By the time they en­ter the fourth year, they should have cleared all the first se­mes­ter ar­rears. Other­wise, they will be sent back to the first se­mes­ter class,” Mr. Su­rappa said.

The univer­sity in­tro­duced choice-based credit sys­tem for the batch.

The stu­dents, many of whom barely qual­i­fied to get into engi­neer­ing, could not cope with the rigour of the course. The fail­ure rate was very high in the last two semesters, of­fi­cials said.

Af­fil­i­ated col­lege teach­ers also sup­ported stu­dents who went on a mass strike across the State in Jan­uary de­mand­ing that the CBCS sys­tem be re­voked. The Syn­di­cate ap­proved the de­ci­sion dur­ing its re­cent meet­ing.

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