Jammu, October 15: With a pass percentage of just 19 percent, the University of Jammu has shocked the students studying in various colleges affiliated to it in the second semester of the regular three-year degree (general) courses in B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, BBA and BCA.
A total of 23,745 students appeared in the second semester examination of the May-June session, out of which a meagre 4,540 qualified, 6,233 failed in all subjects while 10,988 candidates got re-appear in one or more subjects.
Talking of details in the art stream, a total of 13,334 students from different colleges, which fall under of Jammu University, sat for the examination. Out of these 13,334 only 1,630 passed, while 3,899 students did not even pass a single subject.
In Science Stream, 8,005 students appeared and 2,153 passed, while 1,832 did not qualify a single exam.
Similarly, 1,715 students were enrolled in the commerce stream and just 496 passed and other 396 failed.
In BCA and BBA, there were a total of 352 and 339 students respectively and out of these 122 and 139 qualified and r 92 and 41 failed all subjects respectively.
Every year the pass percentage of first year students falls in the 25 to 30 bracket. This year, the percentage has stood at just 19 percent and has stunned the students, professors and principal of the colleges as well. Now, a huge rush of students can be seen daily at the counters in the varsity for submission of their re-evaluation/examination forms.
This brings into the forefront saddening facts which shed light on the falling standards of the faculty employed in colleges which have mushroomed all over the place. At the same time the poor result is also reflective of admission of academically weak students who are admitted into colleges with poor percentages simply for the sake of filling in seats.