The Rajeev Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidhyalaya (RGPV) in Bhopal has warned students of disciplinary action if they raise baseless and meaningless objections while seeking re-evaluation of their exam answer-scripts.
The Bhopal-based technical university has come up with such harsh rules as it faced unruly scenes and complaints that often turned out to be unfounded.
‘Parents, students unnecessarily create ruckus for marks’
“The parents and students unnecessarily create ruckus in the university for marks. So we included this disciplinary action to deter students from making unjustified complaints. Not only students, we also included teachers so that they will check copies properly and attentively,” RGPV exam controller Mohan Sen said.
But students found it a threat more than a rule.
“A student will raise questions only if he is not satisfied with the evaluation. Many students will not dare make a complaint because of this warning,” said an engineering student.
Rule would infringe our right to complain, say students
Some students said the rule would infringe their right to complain if they noticed any irregularity or fault in the evaluation process after the university uploaded the answer-sheets on their personal online IDs.
The answer-scripts were uploaded so that the students could point out mistakes in the marking process.
“I don’t think there is a need to introduce such process which wouldn’t provide any benefit to student,” said Ankit, a leader of the ABVP.
A student could complain if the evaluator of a particular subject failed to give marks for an answer, or if marks on the OMR sheet — present on the first page of the answer-sheet — and those given inside were different. Students of first to fourth semesters can file complaints for such glitches.
The new rules will hold evaluators responsible for faults, meaning teachers may lose their honorarium or get excluded from the evaluation process.
“We are trying to bring transparency in the system by uploading copies but to avoid invalid objections we put some restrictions,” university exam controller Sen said.