Rajeev Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidhyalaya (RGPV) has launched an online system to monitor awarding of internal marks and attendance of students admitted under choice-based credit system (CBCS) from October 1.
The Online Internal Marks assessment and Attendance System will help the university avoid any protest by students and favouritism in awarding marks.
A few months ago, hundreds of students who had failed to clear practical exams staged a demonstration at the university.
Sources said several colleges affiliated to the university used to manipulate internal marks and attendance of engineering students to show the institutes’ good results.
Now, the colleges will be asked to furnish the documentary evidence if they keep on awarding full marks to all the students irrespective of their performances and presence in the practical classes.
“In CBCS system, 80% marks of practical exams are awarded by the college and only 20% marks are given by the university based on the examination. To ensure transparency in evaluation of marks, RGPV has introduced this system,” said RGPV exam controller Mohan Sen.
RGPV has asked the colleges to enter the exact date of conducting the internal assessment and marks awarded to the students. The webpage will also record the entries for date of organising quizzes, marks obtained by the students and awarded for assignments and tutorials, and the date of submission.
In case of low attendance of a student, an automatic email will be generated and will be sent to the college principal and the director who will in turn communicate with the parents. The report will be sent to the university.
The colleges are unhappy with this system.
“RGPV is unnecessarily interfering in the working of colleges. By introducing such a system, they are showing that they don’t trust the affiliated colleges,” said a college director, who didn’t wish to be named.