Final decision on supplementary exam soon: Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University will soon take a final decision on the supplementary exams. Supplementary examination was to be conducted for the students who failed in the previous semester examination. An official said the examination committee, including university officials, would meet next week or this week for a final decision.

In view of the present situation, it may not be possible to conduct the supplementary examinations along with the end semester examinations. We will discuss whether grace marks can be given to the students of arts, science and engineering streams for the previous semester exams, who have either failed or are unable to appear,” the official said.

“Since classes are suspended since March 17 and many students do not have access to online classes, they may not be able to prepare for the current semester papers as well as supplementary exams. We will reach a decision acceptable to all. Since the date of opening of the campus is uncertain, we have to act fast.

The official said that there is already a broad agreement among students and faculties not to conduct the exams, but it requires final approval from the examination committee.

As per the current proposal, 40-50 per cent weightage will be given to previous semester performance, classwork/project and viva. The rest of the weightage will be given on the basis of the exam in which the student will appear from his/her home. Home exams can be conducted online or by sending question papers to students’ homes.

“We are looking at the outcome of the meeting. There may be a broad formula for all departments. But a specific criteria may not be applicable in each department’s case,” said Tina Bhattacharya, president of the Faculty of Arts Students’ Union.

“We hope that in this unprecedented situation, an acceptable solution will be found to everyone’s satisfaction without compromising on health issues,” he added.

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