Committee finds flaws in re-evaluation process

Jan 30, 2013, 08:29 IST | A Correspondent

A fact-finding committee constituted to assess the re-evaluation process of engineering exams of UoP held in April 2012 has revealed that students' arguments about unchecked answer sheets were partially true

The team has unearthed as many as 28 cases where rechecking has not been done adequately. V-C Dr W N Gade declared that strict action would be initiated against those responsible for the goof-ups.

A couple of months ago, UoP had formed the three-member panel, under the chairmanship of principal Arun Adsul, in the backdrop of increasing complaints from engineering students and their parents about not being satisfied with the re-evaluated results. After the outcome of engineering exams held in April 2012 was announced, about 70 thousand students from the engineering courses have applied for re-evaluation. Out of this 5,278 students applied for photocopy of answer sheets too. After receiving the duplicates, as many as 171 students found that the re-evaluation had not been done properly, as some of their questions had still remained unchecked.

Gade said, “We are checking the causes behind the negligence of the assessors. There can be varied reasons including shortage of evaluators. The course of action will include serving show-cause notices to the concerned assessors and we will put these cases before Board of Exams which will decide the further course of action,” Gade added.

“It is difficult to tell the exact number of assessors involved in this. We have already intimated all the 28 students about change in result and we will make sure that no student will suffer due to flaws in re-evaluation,” said Adsul.  


Green signal
After a wait of seven years, Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has recently agreed to hand over 50 acres of land located at Talawde MIDC to establish an extension centre of UoP. The varsity first approached PCMC with the proposal in 2006. “The only thing is PCMC has fixed Rs 1 crore per acre as the price, in accordance with government rates. As an academic institute we have written a letter to PCMC commissioner and also forwarded it to state government to reconsider the price of the land and give concession in price.” 

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