For the students who fall short of the required marks for first class or high second class, Bangalore University has decided to award 0.5% grace marks to them.
Earlier, University of Grants Commission (UGC), has framed new rules for degree classification after semester or academic year.
University, Vice-Chancellor, B Thimme Gowda has said that the students need not worry about the rules framed by the UGC. The decision was taken in a recent meeting with the varsity officials.
Gowda said, "Many students may miss the first or higher second class by a whisker. In the interest of students, we have decided to award them grace marks of up to 0.5%."
According to the new UGC rules, candidates have to get 60.01% of marks for first class. If any of the candidates secure exact 60%, they will be awarded higher second class.
Gowda also said that, if student secured 59.99%, he / she will be awarded higher second class, and this will disappoint the students. University official have decided to award 0.2% to these students to bring them first class.
"We have decided to award 0.1% to 0.5% grace marks to the students to bring the students to first class," said Gowda.
"We sent this proposal to the state government, a few months ago," said Gowda.
Earlier, the university used to give 2 marks per paper to pass the students in one paper, which can be subtracted from the another paper which has more marks.