SFI Assam State Committee demands transparency in the evaluation of UG students
The Students’ Federation of India (SFI), Assam State Committee on Saturday met Gauhati University Vice-Chancellor Professor Pratap Jyoti Handique and submitted a memorandum
GUWAHATI: The Students' Federation of India (SFI), Assam State Committee on Saturday met Gauhati University Vice-Chancellor Professor Pratap Jyoti Handique and submitted a memorandum demanding transparency in the evaluation of third semester UG (undergraduate) students so that they can get an idea of their assessment.
The students' body demanded that the present batch of 2nd semester and fourth-semester students must get an opportunity for betterment if they are dissatisfied with their grade points in the 1st and 3rd semesters. The opportunity can be provided in the next session. The student organization also emphasized that the university needs to map out a way for online/offline classes for students of other semesters so that exams can be conducted in proper time and the next session be resumed by UGC guidelines.
"Due to the ongoing COVID situation, education of students has been hampered to a large extent. Last year, offline examinations were not conducted and online examinations were held only for the 6th-semester students. For the rest of the students, grade points were allotted based on the previous semester SGPAs and internal assessment examinations. Students of the current 4th semester have claimed that SGPA in the 2nd semester has remained identical with the 1st semester, although internal assessment marks of many students improved. This has led to a sense of discontentment amongst them. In this backdrop, cancellation of 3rd-semester examinations and providing grade points based on the previous semester SGPAs, students are tensed.
"Hence, it is imperative to assure the students that a proper evaluation process will be followed. This will account for the proper inclusion of internal assessment marks and also an opportunity may be provided such that students who are dissatisfied with their 3rd-semester examination grade points get an option of betterment in the 5th-semester examination," the SFI stated in the memorandum.
The SFI underlined that the contemporaries of third-semester students across India either have or are going to begin their 5th-semester classes, and the GU needs to map out a reasonable conclusion for 4th and 2nd-semester classes at the earliest.
The delegation of the SFI team consisted of general secretary Nirangkush Nath, central secretariat member Sangita Das, State member Susmit Isfaq and district member Madhurjya Bhuyan. The VC assured that the university will take the necessary steps to develop a student-friendly approach.