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Ghy Univ to uphaul current evaluation system

By EMN Updated: Apr 02, 2014 11:41 pm


[dropcap]B[/dropcap]OWING to the pressure of various student organizations pressing for rectification of the Gauhati University’s evaluation system, the university has decided to change its credit grading system by April 30.
In a recent letter to the Guwahati city committee of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), GU registrar Suresh Kumar Nath appealed to the student bodies to call off its agitation demanding revision of the university’s present credit and grading system.
“As action has already been initiated, we see no reason in resorting to an agitation on the issue,” Nath said in his letter clarifying the GU’s stand on the issue.Along with SFI, All Assam Students’ Union (Aasu), too, was demanding changes in the present grading system. Aasu has been opposing the system of converting the highest mark obtained by a student in a particular subject into cent per cent while calculating the relative percentile.
Besides, SFI has been demanding reforms in the semester pattern of assessment to match the quality of education with that of the best universities in the country.
“Under the present grading system of GU, even if the difference of marks obtained by two students is 20, their grade can be the same.
This system is defective,” said Kashyap Choudhury, secretary of SFI’s Guwahati city committee.
The SFI representative said the GU authorities should increase the total marks of the sessional exams, conducted twice a year, for internal assessment of the students. “It’s unfair to asses a student by holding the exams of just 15 to 20 marks,” Choudhury added.
SFI pressed for a different methodology of calculating relative percentile that has been adopted by most of the leading universities in the country.

By EMN Updated: Apr 02, 2014 11:41:24 pm