Over 58% students fail in first semester exam in Rajasthan Technical University
There is no end in sight for Rajasthan Technical University's bad phase, it seems. TOI had reported that there was something terribly wrong with the institute and this was reiterated on Thursday when the first semester results were declared. Forty-two per cent students passed the exam and the fail percentage stood at a whopping 58 in one or more subjects.
This year, 32,950 students appeared for the first semester exam and 13,704 managed to clear all the papers. It means that 58% students will move to the next next semester despite clearing one or more subjects. These students will get chances to clear these back papers up to the next four years. It includes hundreds of those students who failed to clear a single subject.
RP Yadav, vice-chancellor RTU, said, "High percentage of students failing to clear all subjects reveals that our examination system is very difficult and only high quality students meet the asking rate." He argued that the examination paper was set by senior professors on the lines of reputed institutes.
Experts said that of 58% students, many will opt out of engineering. Even these students have lost the chance of getting a government teaching job forever as the new guideline says that student with a single back will be non-eligible for teaching job in government engineering colleges.
Surprisingly, there are many students who scored 80 to 90% in practical but scored bad in theory. It raises questions on the system of awarding internal marks. This phenomenon has become a routine affair for engineering students. RTU has 154 engineering colleges and not a single college has delivered 100% success rate.