The Jadavpur University Teachers Association has asked VC to follow a uniform rule for all flows
The Association of Professors of the University of Jadavpur, the representative body of teachers of the first higher education institution, urged the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Suranjan Das, to adhere to the guidelines of the UGC and follow the uniform rule for all flows when conducting examinations.
The association was referring to the decision of the Council of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) regarding the time allotted to engineering students for the submission of answer sheets for the even semester exams starting this week in online mode.
In a letter to the VC, posted on Sunday, JUTA said the FET had made different and âseemingly conflictingâ decisions regarding the time to submit response scripts. For future exams at the Faculty of Engineering, a resolution passed at a recent faculty council meeting stated that applicants would have a minimum of 12 hours to complete the exam process, including uploading of the exams. response scripts.
The decision at the May 13 faculty council meeting to give students 3 hours was valid in accordance with the provisions of the university’s laws and statutes, JUTA said. But the resolution passed at the May 18 meeting stipulating 12 hours of downloading, to be followed in semester exams, clearly violates the law, the teachers’ association said.
“While the total duration of the 70-point semester exams will be 3 hours as specified in the admission card and question paper, the actual duration of the whole process will be 12 hours, as mentioned in the resolution. “said a university official. said Monday.
Since the answers require drawing diagrams and graphs which must be uploaded and attached to the written script, it would take longer as many students suffer from poor network connectivity or have to go to internet cafes to be sent by mail, especially in remote areas during lockdown. , the official said.
“JUTA fully understands that the extension of the response script submission deadline has been made keeping in mind the issues faced by students who may experience issues while uploading response scripts due to various factors.
“These students should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and departments should be fully autonomous in deciding what steps to take to alleviate student problems.” This has been done successfully in the faculties of arts and sciences, âsaid the general secretary of the Partha Pratim Roy association.
Mr Roy said university officials should organize faculty council meetings, finalize the modalities for holding exams and communicate them to students well before exams start.
The faculty also informed the university authorities of the possible disruption of the mobile network during Cyclone Yaas.
A member of the FETSU (Union of Students of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology) said that “the time allotted to upload the answers is fair and we are happy that the authorities have listened to our requests in this regard, as the exams offline and online are different. ” Without having an overtime window (which is justified and late), many students will not be able to download the full response script. ”
The student leader said: “Not allocating the same hours to students in arts and science faculties is not a problem. They should also have the same time.”
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