BENGALURU: Despite continuous warnings, the faculty working with colleges affiliated to Bangalore University failed to turn up for evaluation work, forcing the university to postpone the re-opening of classes for the next semester.
The ongoing evaluation work of the Under-Graduate examinations suffering from a dearth of evaluators. Though there are enough eligible faculty at the colleges, a majority of them are not taking part in the work, which is a part of their profession.
According to the statistics available from the university, the subject that is hit the most is English. “Though we have enough number of faculties eligible for evaluation work, a majority of them are not turning up. We have informed even the colleges to send their faculties for evaluation work. But, they continue to show ignorance towards evaluation work,” said Prof K N Ningegowda, Registrar Evaluation.
Out of the 450 eligible faculty for evaluation in English (additional) subject, only 248 are attending the evaluation work. “All the affiliated colleges have English as an additional subject. But over 50 colleges are not sending teachers for evaluation work,” Gowda said.
Even some of the government colleges and top private colleges are trying to wriggle out of their responsibility. The government colleges include Government Arts College Bengaluru, Maharani College for Women, VV Puram Degree College. Private colleges include National Degree College Bagepalli, Vijaya Degree College, RBANMS College and KLE College.
Currently evaluation work for First and Third semesters is going on and there are over 1.70 lakh answer scripts in English. The deadline fixed by BU to complete the evaluation work is 20 days, but the absence of evaluators is dragging it further by 15 more days and this will affect the reopening of the classes for next semester. “The university had decided to reopen for the next semester on December 14, but as we are unable to complete evaluation work on time and have postponed the reopening to December 21,” Gowda said.
Points to Note
- Non-cooperation of reviewers resulting in erratic evaluation
- BU forced to extend evaluation to Sundays too
- Evaluators are being paid `15 per paper with Travel and Dearness Allowance
- 36 scripts will be given to each evaluator in a day
- As per Examination Ordinance, it is attending evaluation work is mandatory
- Exceptions are given for those with severe health issues and other emergencies
- Even in 2014, BU was forced to postpone the reopening from December 18 to December 26
- In 2014, BU faced this problem even for Commerce subject