Pune, Jan 17: A month after declaring a reduction in the pads percentage, law colleges affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) on Tuesday released results of law courses keeping the old criteria. The law colleges of SPPU had reduced the pass percentage from 50 per cent to 40 per cent. The students of the colleges on Tuesday alleged discrepancies in the declared result. Also Read - Having Sex With Someone From Another Household is Now Illegal in England Under New COVID-19 Laws

A group of law students on Tuesday submitted a letter to Vice-Chancellor Dr Nitin Karmalkar seeking new rules be applied and results to be declared with revised marks and percentage. The students also sought the VC’s intervention in the matter. Also Read - Muslim Woman on Becoming First Hijab-Wearing Judge in UK: 'Make Sure The Sound of Diversity is Heard Loud And Clear'

A student told Indian Express that the law students were extremely happy when they came to know about the reduction of pass percentage. “However, when the old rule was applied and results were declared, we were shocked,” he said. Also Read - List of All Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada And Malayalam Films Releasing on OTT Platforms Before Theatres Due to COVID-19

“For several years, students have been asking for reforms and this revised passing criteria was a result of it. Our university has one of the lowest number of students passing law exams. That’s why these reforms need to be implemented immediately,”

Clearing out the issue, Arvind Shaligram, registrar, SPPU, said, “Yes, it is true that the resolution was passed in the academic council but it will be implemented from the academic year 2018-2019, because certain processes such as formal approvals and passing it through statutes are still to be finalised.”