GUWAHATI: Over 70 % students of BA (General) course at the Gauhati University (GU) could not pass the second-semester examinations which were held in May this year.
According to the GU results which were declared on Monday, out of a total of 30,715 students who had appeared, only 9,561 or 31.13% candidates managed to pass the examinations successfully.
However, GU officials informed that this was not the first time that the university has witnessed such a low pass percentage. A new rule came into force since 2016 which mandates that candidates need to pass their theory and internal examinations separately, which were earlier combined.
“Many students are able to pass the internal examinations but fail to get the passing marks in the term papers, hence automatically reducing the pass percentage. Therefore, there is nothing unusual in the results declared recently,” Pranab Kumar Das, deputy controller of examinations said.