Just outside the prof's office:
Me: Sir, I wanted to speak to you about the CMP course grades.
Prof: Yes, yes. Ah I couldn't have passed you. Your marks were too low.
Me: Sir, but I did well in the endsem paper. I'm pretty sure I should be passing atleast.
Prof: No. You got only some 4 or 5 marks in the endsem. You wouldn't have passed in my wildest dreams!
Me: Sir 5 marks is way too low. I'm positive I have done better. Sir, could I see my endsem paper?
Prof: No, that is against institute policy.
Me: Could I atleast get my break-up of marks?
Prof: No, I can't show you that.
Me: Sir, what did you keep the passing marks at?
Prof: Sorry, but I can't tell you.
Prof: Now please, I'm a little busy with all these seminars. Perhaps you should come some other time.
What do you think?