Jadavpur University to take a final call on Supplementary exams

Jadavpur
University will soon take a final call on the supplementary exams.
Supplementary exams were to be held for the students who had failed in previous
semester exams. The examination committee including university officials will
meet next week or this week for the final decision, an official said.

Considering
the present situation, it may not be possible to hold supplementary tests along
with the final semester exams. We will be discussing if the students of Arts,
Science and Engineering faculties can be given grace marks for the previous
semester exams they have either failed or unable to attend,” the official
said.

“As classes
remain suspended since March 17 and many students do not have the facility for
online classes, they might not be able to prepare for the supplementary exams
along with that of the current semester papers. We will arrive at a decision
acceptable to everyone. Since the date of opening the campus remains uncertain,
we have to act quickly,” he added.

Already
there is a broad agreement among students and faculties to not to conduct exam
but this needs final approval from the exam committee, the official added further.

As per the
current proposal, 40-50 percent weightage will be given to the previous
semester performances, classwork/projects and viva. The rest of the weightage
will be given based on the exam in which students will appear from their home.
The home exams can be conducted online or by sending question papers to the
students’ homes.

Arts Faculty
Students’ Union chairperson Teena Bhattacharya said, “We are looking at
the outcome of the meeting. There can be a broad formula for all the
departments. But a particular yardstick may not be applicable in case of each
and every department.”

“We hope that in this unprecedented situation,
an acceptable solution will be arrived at to the satisfaction of everyone
without compromising on health issues,” she added.

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