Members of six unions of students and teachers jointly demanded that the minimum passing marks of Ph D Entrance Test (PET)-2012 should be scaled down so that many more make it to the Ph D admission.
A delegation of leaders of Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena, Maharashtra Underprivileged Teachers' Association (MUPTA), Bhimshakti Vidyarthi Sanghatna, Samyak Vidyarthi Andolan, Republican Vidyarthi Sena and Students Federation of India met the vice chancellor on Monday and handed over him a memorandum.
In the memorandum, the leaders of these unions stated that the minimum 50 per cent passing marks (45 pc for reserved category students) in PET-2012 should be reduced to 40 per cent (35 for reserved category students). It was also mentioned in the memorandum that as per the University Grants Commission 'eligibility criteria for Ph D admission, all the universities, colleges or institutes of national importance advertise the number of seats of PH D well in advance of the admission, but BAMU has not done so.
They also demanded enquiry against those candidates who took admission on the basis of caste certificates but did not submit their caste validity certificates during the last two years.
The memorandum was signed by Dr Shankar Ambhore, Tukaram Saraf, Amol Dandge and others.