At least two out of every five engineering answer sheets that Anna University revaluates, after students submit applications, receive a passing mark. A student has to submit a separate application for each subject in which he or she has failed.
|THE UNIVERSITY SHOULD COME UP WITH A MECHANISM TO HOLD
THE ORIGINAL EXAMINER ACCOUNTABLE, THEY CAN ALSO IMPOSE A FINE ON EXAMINERS WHO FAIL STUDENTS WITHOUT REASON
-P.B.Prince Gajendra Babu, Education Expert
Rise in Applications, High Pass % After Revaluation Show Poor Quality of Assessment of Engineering Papers by Anna University
Educationists say this increase raises serious concerns about the quality of assessment and points to the shortage of teachers to correct papers in private engineering colleges.
Educationalist P B Prince Gajendra Babu says he's seen several of instances of huge differences in marks after revaluation. "The university should come up with a mechanism to hold the original examiner accountable. They can also impose a fine on examiners who fail students without reason," he said. "Students' plans have often been thrown off track by the university's poor evaluation standards."
In May 2015, for instance, 2.53 lakh of the 64.18 lakh students who took the engineering semester exams in colleges affiliated to Anna University failed. That semester, the university received 10.91 lakh applications for revaluation and 42% of them were passed.
Dr Mini Rao, a city-based psychologist said, "I got my research methodology paper revaluated when I was doing my masters and ended up with the second rank in the university." She said several students suffer mental agony after failing but do not go for revaluation because it is time-consuming
Students Federation of India (SFI) state president P Uchi Makali said poor students are affected as many cannot afford to pay for revaluation.
Thank to : TimesofIndia