Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has pooh-poohed the Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal's direction on grading system in school examinations.

While the UP Board adopted the grading system in 2010-11 in high schools exams, the AMU is not paying heed to it as this year also, marks were given in the schools and many students were declared fail.

Around 20 students of class VIII and 65 from class VII studying in AMU Girls High School were declared fail.

According to AMU controller Prof Pervez Mustjab, the decision to implement the grading systems in schools has to be taken by academic council of the university.

Since AMU is in no hurry to implement the system, it is likely that rest of the boards will also withdraw their decision on the grading system.

Principal of Mahrishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School Dr A K Sharma said the talks on implementation of the grading system is on for a long time.

“Sibal had directed all CBSE schools to implement, so we adopted in our school also,” said Sharma.

Apart from grading system, the AMU is facing many controversies due to which the Central government is taking a tough stand.

JPN/Bureau