Evaluators’ Crunch: BU V-C Threatens to Punish Erring Colleges

The Bangalore University has decided not to renew affiliation of colleges which have not sent teachers for evaluation work.

Published: 17th June 2014 07:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2014 07:47 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The Bangalore University has decided not to renew affiliation of colleges which have not sent teachers for evaluation work. According to the information available from the university, 269 private unaided colleges have not sent teachers for the ongoing evaluation work. The university is facing lack of evaluators, mainly to evaluate English language answer scripts.

“Unless we give a serious caution, the colleges will not rectify their mistakes. The university will not accept the applications for renewal of affiliation of such colleges in the next academic year,” Vice-Chancellor Dr B Thimme Gowda said.

“When the number of evaluators is less, the pressure will be more on those who participate in evaluation. This may result in mistakes. It is the duty of a teacher to evaluate answer scripts and the university will not tolerate the attitude of colleges anymore in this regard,” Prof Gowda said.

Some of the erring colleges are Presidency College, BEL College, St Claret College, M M College, Government Science College, Government Home Science College and Government Arts College, SRN Adarsha College, K R Puram Government College, Surana College and New Horizon College.

The university will write to the Commissioner, Secretary of the Higher Education Department and even to Higher Education Minister R V Deshpande about government colleges which have not sent teachers for valuation, said Gowda.

However, as of now, the university is managing to complete evaluation work of almost all subjects, except English. Registrar (Evaluation) Ninge Gowda said, “For B Com and English, we need more teachers. This year we had about one lakh scripts for English and 28,880 are pending for evaluation. To finish the process fast and to overcome shortage, we are doing evaluation even on Sundays.”

According to the university, over 700 teachers are necessary for English and presently 250 teachers are available.

Results by June 30

The university has proposed to declare the results of all courses by June 30. The results of the final semester of BHM, BCA and BBM have been announced and BCom and BSc will be out in two days. “We will declare the sixth semester results for all courses by June 30 to help those who have to join post graduate courses,” Ninge Gowda said.

Even teachers and principals are happy with the way the university handled evaluation this year. Bangalore University College Teachers Association (BUCTA) president Dr KM Nagaraj said, “We are happy with the way the evaluation system was handled this time by taking teachers community into confidence. This time there were no issues and problems during evaluation.”

Dr Narayana Swamy, one of the observers and principal said, “The evaluation was handled well and we can proudly say, this time it is an error free result.”

Tight Evaluation Measures

■  Mobile jammers installed at the evaluation centre

■  45 CCTVs installed

■  Observers appointed to oversee evaluation work

■  OMR sheets of answer scripts were scanned on the same day

■  Smart cards issued to evaluators to prevent entry of unauthorised persons during evaluation

■  Total students who appeared for exams - 5,84,200

■  Total scripts - 15 lakh

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