Bharathidasan Univ Senate links Rise in Failure Rate to 'Taxing' Evaluation

Published: 24th January 2016 04:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th January 2016 04:08 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUCHY: Faculties from affiliated colleges of Bharathidasan University alleged in the Senate meeting held here, on Saturday, that the evaluators are being given more number of answer sheets than prescribed per day, adding to their stress. This leads to improper evaluation and thus, the rate of failure increases, they said. 

The resolution was first put forth for discussion by Professor T Manjula Devi, Head, Department of Tamil, Arignar Anna Government Arts College Musiri. She said, “Only 40 answer papers are to be given per day for evaluation to a teacher but, 65 to 80 answer sheets are being given. Teachers are not able to find time even to turn the pages of answer sheets and so they are not reading every answer. This leads to giving random marks and reflects in the results of the university scholars, and many students have failed.”

“A top-scoring student, who got 80 per cent in a subject has scored just 6 per cent in another paper. It does not make sense,” she added.  Several senate members supported her. Answering these queries, the Syndicate of the university said, “The university administration is looking forward for a better way to redress the issue and we will surely come up with a proper system.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, VM Muthukumar said, “The fault is not only with the university. The teachers, who do not cooperate with the exam cell of the university, when they are invited for evaluation, create the problem. Only a few teachers turn up for evaluation from the actual numbers invited. That is the reason why the teachers who come for evaluation are burdened, leading to improper evaluation and thus fall in the number of students passed. Teachers should cooperate with the university during evaluation so that this problem can be avoided.”

P David Livingstone, Zonal Secretary, Tamil Nadu Government College Teachers Association told Express, “If the evaluation is done with less number of staff, the university should extend the number of days for evaluation process and not blame the teachers. This has been the state in the university for long.”

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